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26th Sep 2008, 14:43
Two commercial airline pilots who fell asleep in the cockpit and overshot their landing by 15 miles have been cleared to return to work.
Earlier this year, the Go! flight from Honolulu to Hilo cruised over its landing target at 21,000 feet.

BBC NEWS | World | Americas | Snoozing pilots to return to work (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/7635169.stm)

26th Sep 2008, 14:48
At least they will be well rested.

26th Sep 2008, 14:54
I'm not one to question the BBC headline writer but the article says their licenses have been returned, not that they have their jobs back. It's a not so subtle point to the payroll department.:)

Level bust
26th Sep 2008, 16:30
The Telegraph item was the best. 'The crew fell asleep during the landing'

Good job their planes can land themselves!

26th Sep 2008, 17:06
It is evident, all news coming from the airlines industry are edited by the journalists in such a manner to catch the eye of everyreader.....However to write:
-crew was asleep during landing
-plane crashed after hitting a car
-the pax saw the death by their own eyes after the plane overrun the runway
-the crew avoided a catastrophe after the plane suffered a decompression, being able to land back safely on departing airport
-and so on....

I think many of them are exagerating too much, and not also in news regarding safty&maintenance, but also in news linked to economic reasons.....

27th Sep 2008, 07:12
They were both fired. I would imagine they would also have a hard time finding work.