Nearly HALF of all pilots have admitted that they have fallen asleep at the controls

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...F-pilots-admitted-fallen-asleep-controls.html

    Nearly half of pilots say they have fallen asleep at the controls, it emerged yesterday.
    The alarming admission came as union leaders warned MPs that even more passengers’ lives will be put at risk due to new European rules that could allow pilots to land their aircraft after 22 hours without sleep.
    The change – to ‘harmonise’ flying hours – poses ‘a danger to public safety’ and must not be adopted by the UK, the British Airline Pilots’ Association warned the House of Commons Transport Committee yesterday.


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    Houston we have a problem......:eek:
     
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    Still can't believe the number is that high. :confused:
     

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