Pilot, 1st Officer Slept While Approaching Denver

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Date: October 31st, 2007

Category: Uncategorized

WASHINGTON DC – Lawmakers meeting about airline safety Wednesday heard about a government report that described a commercial pilot and his first officer falling asleep at the wheel 60 miles outside from Denver, and careening toward the airport at twice the speed allowed.
Rep. Bart Gordon , D-Tenn. demanded to know why this information was available on a system available to the public, known as ASRA, but NASA refused to release the information from a separate survey conducted in an $11 million program called the National Aviation Operations Monitoring Service. Full StoryDiscount Magazine SubscriptionsDiscount Cigarettes & TobaccoBoca Java
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2 Responses to “Pilot, 1st Officer Slept While Approaching Denver”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Thiunk about this the next time you fly.

  2. Ed Says:

    The entire flight deck crew of an airliner on approach and minutes from touchdown doesn’t just fall asleep. My gut feeling is this isn’t about misconduct in any way. Both officers need to be interviewed, medicals performed, and the flight deck environment studied and repeated in simulation. To the two officers, please let us all know what happened to you up there and how the human factors can be improved.

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