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25 October 2009

Podcast About the Recent Northwest Airlines A320 Overflight Event and the Delta 767 Landing Incident

The latest episode of the Conversation at reviews two events from the week of October 19, 2009 that could have become major airline disasters. In Atlanta, a 767 landed on the taxiway instead of the runway, and in Minneapolis an airline crew stopped communicating with the outside world for over an hour while flying past its destination by well over 100 miles.

More detailed descriptions of these two incidents are in the article from 23 October 2009. The podcast that is based on this article, which you will find below, is a bit unusual. Previous episodes of the Conversation at were hosted by Dr. Todd Curtis. This show features a computer-generated narrator. We ask you to listen to the show and tell us what you think about this narrator.

Northwest Airlines A320 Overflies Airport and Delta 767 Lands on Taxiway by Mistake (4:37)

Evaluation of Text-to-Speech Narration conducted a survey of this narration by computer generated voice, and you can see the results of the survey in an article published on 30 October 2009.

1 comment:

  1. Proper nouns are spoken too quickly; "Hilo" is almost unrecognizable.