According to ABC on June 1, investigators of the flight accident revealed that when an Italian ITA Airlines (ITA Airways) A330 took off from Kennedy International Airport in New York to Rome, Italy, and flew 38000 feet above France, the two pilots on board fell asleep in the cockpit at the same time.
ABC: when the plane from New York to Rome was 38000 feet above the ground, both pilots on board were said to have fallen asleep
The report quoted investigators as saying that when one of the pilots slept during the designated rest time, the captain of the plane also fell asleep. Air traffic controllers told investigators that they had lost contact with the plane for about 10 minutes. For fear of a terrorist attack on the airliner, they were even prepared to send fighter jets to intercept the plane. fortunately, the pilot finally responded. The airliner finally landed safely at Rome airport.
In this regard, ABC special aviation analyst John Nance said that the situation is “extremely dangerous”, especially when pilots are unable to monitor the weather and aircraft fuel conditions. “the plane can still fly on autopilot, but it’s neither wise nor safe,” John Nance said.
Reported that in response to the accident, ITA Airlines said the captain claimed that the walkie-talkie had stopped working at that time. But according to a statement, investigators found “a great contradiction between the captain’s statement and the results of the internal investigation”. ITA Airlines said in a statement that the captain’s actions were “not in line with the company’s regulations.” At present, the company has fired the captain.
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