Plane Misses Destination After Pilot Falls Asleep

A small plane flew over its destination in Australia by almost 30 miles after its pilot fell asleep in the cockpit, air safety officials said on Tuesday. The pilot was the only person on board the Piper PA-31 aircraft from Devonport to King Island in Tasmania on November 8, broadcaster BBC reported.

The incident is classified as a case of “incapacitation” and is being investigated by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau.  Officials have not said how the pilot awoke before landing the plane safely.

Source: ‘Asleep’ pilot missed destination in Australia, officials say – BBC News

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