Two pilots of a passenger plane drowned while flying in the absence of a scheduled landing at Addis Ababa airport, Ethiopia
A tragedy struck the skies of Ethiopia on August 15th. Two plane pilots They slept dramatically at 11,000 meters above sea level Thus the runway was lost at the airport Addis Ababa. Fortunately for the passengers, the incredible lightness was then resolved thanks to the reversal, but the story could have ended in the worst way.
Pilots asleep in flight What happened in Ethiopia
The BBC reported the truth, citing a specialized publication, the Aviation Herald.
The aircraft in question is owned by the company Ethiopian Airlinesa Boeing 737 Of the 154 seats, it took off from Khartoum Airport in Sudan and headed to the Ethiopian capital. The flight was supposed to take two hours.
The cockpit of the plane
It appears that the observers tried to contact the airline pilots Just after the point where the landing of the plane was supposed to begin. However, they failed to do so, and panic broke out in the watchtower.
In the end, the pilots just woke up After the autopilot alarm.
Then the potential tragedy was resolved in reverse, lasting nearly half an hour, and the next day Landing safely On the scheduled tarmac.
According to the Aviation Herald, the landing has been made 25 minutes later The specified time.
For flight analyst Alex Machiareas, what happened is ‘Very disturbing’. “Pilot fatigue is nothing new and continues to be One of the most important threats to aviation safety internationally,” he wrote in a tweet.
Similar to the flight between New York and Rome
A similar situation occurred in Ethiopia on April 30 when a flight from ETA Airlines Fiumicino left from New York and headed to Rome, not answering some calls from Marseille’s radar center while flying over the French sky.
So France warned two military fighters To surround the aircraft and control the cockpit. After a few minutes of apprehension, the situation returned to normal.
The commander was then fired because, as the Italian company explained, “the investigation led to the identification of behavior inconsistent with established procedures.”
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