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FlyBe Pilot Won’t (Can’t?) Land in Fog, Turns Plane Around

A pilot for Britain’s FlyBe refused to land at Charles de Gaulle on Tuesday because of heavy fog at the airport, and chose to return the Q400 aircraft to Cardiff.  The pilot, a 30-year veteran, had not yet completed low-visibility training on that type of plane, and felt that the smart decision would be to turn the plane around and land safely in Wales.  While the pilot seems to be mocked on some of the sites I’ve read, it was a smart decision.

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