Italian pilots fell asleep at the same time during the flight

Both ITA Airways pilots fell asleep at the same time on a flight from New York to Rome. The plane, an Airbus A330, was flying over France at the time, and Marseille air traffic controllers tried to contact the crew for ten minutes

Italian pilots fell asleep at the same time during the flight

Italian pilots fell asleep at the same time during the flight

Both pilots of the Italian company ITA Airways fell asleep at the same time during flight from New York to Rome. Plane, “Airbus” The A330 was flying over France at the time, and Marseille controllers tried to contact the crew for ten minutes. The French authorities were already ready to send a fighter, but the pilots got in touch. The aircraft was flying safely on autopilot at the time and later landed in Rome with no problems. According to the aircraft commander, he and the co-pilot were awake, and the controllers could not contact them due to communication problems. At the same time, short sleep during the flight is allowed, but only for one of the pilots, according to Airways Magazine.

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