Polish flight grounded because of over-60 pilots

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    A Polish airlines flight from London to Warsaw was grounded after a routine inspection found that both pilots were too old.

    Inspectors from the British Civil Aviation Authority found that the LOT pilots were over 60, in contravention of international air regulations that forbid both members of a flight crew to be 60 or over.

    The 70 Warsaw-bound passengers had to wait five hours while a reserve pilot was flown from the Polish capital to Heathrow.

    “LOT knows the rules and strictly adheres to them,” the Polish airline said in a statement. “But in this case there was an unfortunate coincidence. The crew roster was completed shortly before the aircraft left Warsaw, and the crew scheduling system did not issue a warning that both pilots were over 60, which it always does.”
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