Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Air India Express Sleep Pilot killed 158 Passengers

Pilot in Air India Express flight from Dubai to Mangalore, southern India, was blamed for the accident that killed 158 people in May 2010.  The results prove the Indian government investigation, a pilot from Serbia named Zlatko Glusica was disoriented because of falling asleep on a flight for 3-4 hours. Indian government officials said, reports the results of the investigation will be announced after India presented to parliament. Investigation team said the pilot Glusica too late to react and not follow some standard operating procedure when landing. Meanwhile, the airlines do not provide feedback about these findings.

Indian Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel acknowledged that the ministry had been receiving reports about it on Tuesday, November 16, 2010. He said the government would take action after studying the report. Incidents in Mangalore is the worst plane crash in India since November 1996. At that time, 349 people died in a plane owned by Saudi Arabian airline collided in the air of New Delhi with a cargo plane from Kazakhstan. This report adds to concerns around the world about the dangers of pilots that work fatigue due to heavy work schedule.

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