Pilot who fell asleep in the cockpit and flew 78 km past King Island was tired and awake 24 hours a day

The pilot who flew into the cockpit after FALLING ASLEEP after 78 kilometers past his destination, had been awake for 24 hours, just before the flight.

  • A cargo pilot fell asleep while operating a flight to King Island
  • The pilot had not slept 24 hours prior to his shift, found a report
  • He fell asleep while the plane was on autopilot and shot past its destination
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A cargo pilot who fell asleep while operating a flight to King Island and was not accessible via the radio had been awake for 24 hours.

The pilot, the only one on board, began to feel tired after leaving Devonport and quickly fell asleep while the plane was on the autopilot and the destination flew by 78 kilometers.

The plane later landed without incident and the pilot then flew from King Island to Melbourne to complete his service.

A cargo pilot who fell asleep while operating a flight to King Island and was not reachable by radio had been awake for 24 hours

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A cargo pilot who fell asleep while operating a flight to King Island and was not reachable by radio had been awake for 24 hours

The Australian Road Safety Agency published a report on the flight on November 8 last year, discovering that the pilot had been awake for about 24 hours after being unable to sleep prior to take-off.

The pilot's fatigue was at a level known to affect performance and even if the pilot could have slept before the flight, he would have been tired, the report said.

& # 39; This study highlights the need for pilots to assess their level of fatigue before and during their flight, & # 39; said Nat Nagy from the ATSB.

& # 39; Before night operations, pilots are encouraged to adjust their usual sleep routines to ensure that they are adequately rested. & # 39;

The pilot, the only one on board, began to feel tired after leaving Devonport and quickly fell asleep while the plane was on the autopilot and the destination flew by 78 kilometers

The pilot, the only one on board, began to feel tired after leaving Devonport and quickly fell asleep while the plane was on the autopilot and the destination flew by 78 kilometers.

The pilot, the only one on board, began to feel tired after leaving Devonport and quickly fell asleep while the plane was on the autopilot and the destination flew by 78 kilometers.

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