Sunday, December 28, 2008

Go! Airline Pilots Sleept Through Landing

The pilots on board a go! airlines flight that overshot the Hilo airport last February have admitting falling asleep in the cockpit while the plane was on autopilot.

A recently released National Transportation Safety Board report says the captain initially lied to investigators about the incident.

The 11-page report says the pilots stopped responding to air traffic control communications about halfway through the flight from Honolulu to Hilo.

The plane then passed over Hilo International Airport at 21,000 feet and continued straight for nearly 30 miles past the airport over the open ocean.

Mesa Airlines, which owns go! airlines, fired both pilots after the incident. Mesa airlines also owns those great commuter airlines which are always on the bottom of the customer service and on time statistics.

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