Friday 19 August 2022 06:58 PM Two pilots on Ethiopian Airlines flight 'fall asleep at 37,000 feet' trends now

Friday 19 August 2022 06:58 PM Two pilots on Ethiopian Airlines flight 'fall asleep at 37,000 feet' trends now
Friday 19 August 2022 06:58 PM Two pilots on Ethiopian Airlines flight 'fall asleep at 37,000 feet' trends now

Friday 19 August 2022 06:58 PM Two pilots on Ethiopian Airlines flight 'fall asleep at 37,000 feet' trends now

Two pilots of a passenger airplane fell asleep mid flight- but miraculously landed their plane without anyone suffering injuries.

Flight ET343 was travelling from Khartoum to Addis Ababa on August 15 when the incident happened at 37,000 ft.

The pilots were meant to begin their descent to Addis Ababa Bole Airport.

According to the Aviation Herald, Air Traffic Control attempted to contact the pilots but were unsuccessful.

Finally, the crew awoke, after the aircraft's autopilot disconnected and sounded an alarm.

The pilots managed to land the plane safely and it stayed on the tarmac for around two-and-a-half hours before it left for its next flight.

Data confirms the incident, which shows that the aircraft had overflown the runway and managed to make another approach when the pilots awoke.

Aviation analyst Alex Macheras wrote on Twitter of the 'deeply concerning' incident and posted a picture of the flight route

Aviation analyst Alex Macheras wrote on Twitter of the 'deeply concerning' incident and posted a picture of the flight route 

Aviation analyst Alex Macheras wrote on Twitter: 'Deeply concerning incident at Africa's largest airline — Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 #ET343 was still at cruising altitude of 37,000ft by the time it reached destination Addis Ababa.

'Why hadn't it started to descend for landing? Both pilots were asleep.

He referred to 'pilot fatigue' which he described as 'nothing new'.

Aviation analyst Alex Macheras wrote on Twitter that the incident was 'deeply concerning' and posted a photograph of the route

Aviation analyst Alex Macheras wrote on Twitter that the incident was 'deeply concerning' and posted a photograph of the route 

The incident left people shocked, with many saying the pilots should be fired and one person writing 'mad'

The incident left people shocked, with many saying the pilots should be fired and one person writing 'mad'

The incident left people shocked, with many saying it was 'unprofessional' and 'dangerous.'

One person wrote: 'Hopefully both pilots got fired and the aviation authorities starting an investigation on the crew duty schedules etc of this airline! Thanks god that nothing bad happened.'

Another added: 'this is unprofessional

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