WATCH | Pilot Filmed Catching Some Z’s At The Controls Mid-Flight

Filmed by the co-pilot


23 February 2019

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A pilot from China Airlines has been filmed sleeping at the controls mid-flight.

The footage, filmed by the co-pilot, shows the pilot slumped in his chair having a snooze.

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The China Airline pilot was adequately punished according to a statement from the airline.

"Fatigue is inevitable. But as a senior officer, the pilot should have set a good example for his subordinates,” the statement said.

"If the pilot was really too tired, he could have alerted crew members and have them observe your condition."

The co-pilot was also reprimanded from not waking up his colleague.

While pilots are allowed to sleep during flights, they must never do so at the controls.

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