Friday, May 3, 2013

Flight Attendants Play Pilot On Air India Flight

We don't link that often to news articles, but one in the Mumbai Mirror of India really raised our eyebrows. The pilots on an Air India flight apparently thought it would be a good idea to nap in empty business class seats.

Two Air India pilots put the lives of 166 passengers on a Bangkok-Delhi flight in danger by taking a 40-minute break from the cockpit and getting two stewardesses to operate the plane in their absence. Their stunt almost ended in disaster after one of the stewardesses accidentally turned off the auto-pilot, forcing the pilots to rush back to their seats.

The incident took place 33,000 feet in the air on Air India flight AI 133 (an Airbus 321) from Bangkok to Delhi on April 12, which took off from Bangkok on schedule, at 8.55 am.
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