Plane flies nearly 50km past its destination after the pilot ‘falls asleep in the cockpit’

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A pilot allegedly slept off in the cockpit during a chartered flight and flew nearly 50km past its destination.

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau in a statement confirmed the incident and said they are investigating a case of ‘pilot incapacitation’ following the November 8 flight from Devonport in Tasmania to neighbouring King Island.

Flight tracking data published  Online showed the 6.21am flight landed safely at King Island Airport near the town of Currie despite overshooting its target by 46km.

 

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