The FAA released air traffic control recordings of the exchanges concerning Northwest Flight 188 on Oct. 21 as it overflew its destination by 150 miles. AVweb's Russ Niles snipped the highlights of those tapes and prepared this report.
Editor's Note: We've heard reports that the audio file does not always play properly in our standard player below. If the file buffers for an unusually long time, please go ahead and download it from the link underneath the player and listen to it locally on your computer. We'll continue to look into this as the day progresses.