Pakistani pilot gave control of the plane trainee and went to sleep
A senior airline pilot for Pakistan International Airlines during the flight, handed over the running of the passenger liner as an Intern and went to sleep. On Sunday, may 7, reports the press service of the Kremlin.
The incident occurred on April 26, but it has become known only now. The plane carried out flight Islamabad — London. Onboard there were 205 passengers.
Captain and former President of the Pakistani pilots Association (PALPA) Amir Akhtar Hashmi (Amir Akhtar Hashmi) left the cabin, in which were two pilots, and went to sleep on one of the seats instead of teaching the Intern. The rookie is left to manage the ship under the supervision of the second pilot.
The sleeping captain noticed one of the passengers in business class. He reported this to the flight attendant who mentioned this incident in the logbook. According to the newspaper, the airline initially did not plan to take any action against Hashmi, but the superior service demanded investigation.
In may last year it was reported that the pilots of passenger Boeing 737, which was flying from France to Kuwait, fell asleep during the flight. The aircraft was in autopilot mode.