Dutch 737 pilot locked out of cockpit while co-pilot sleeps

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  1. zphelj

    zphelj Gold Member

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    Interesting little story. Pilots really shouldn't be this tired!

    http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/31/travel/737-officer-asleep-at-controls/index.html?hpt=hp_bn10

    (CNN) -- Dutch airline Transavia said it has launched an investigation after a Boeing 737 pilot was locked out of the cockpit and his first officer was later found asleep at the controls. The incident took place in September, when the airliner was en route from Greece to the Netherlands, a top Dutch safety investigation agency said. The 737 landed safely in Amsterdam as scheduled, the airline said Wednesday.
     
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  2. Deal2020

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    The pilot should be fired. He put the lives of hundreds passengers in great danger.
     
  3. LETTERBOY
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    You mean the co-pilot, right?
     
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    :) you are right.
     
  5. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    How long was the co-pilot alone in the cockpit?

    I am always glad to see (on US carriers) an FA swap with one of the pilots. Having just one person on the flight deck seems to be a bad idea.
     
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