Asleep at the Wheel…of an Airplane

Yahoo News ran a story today which reported that both the pilot and the co-pilot of a commercial flight fell asleep during a flight:

“Two commercial pilots allegedly fell asleep on a flight between Baltimore and Denver, with one pilot waking up to “frantic” calls from air traffic controllers warning them they were approaching the airport at twice the speed allowed.”

The story goes on to state:

“While unable to find a report on the incident, [an airline spokesman] said the airline has received similar reports in the past and have addressed them, noting that pilot fatigue is a bigger issue in the industry than the public realizes.”

Just one more reason for me to keep my feet on the ground.  Read the full story here.

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