Ethiopian Airlines aeroplane misses landing because pilots slept on the flight
On Monday, an Ethiopian Airlines flight departed too early after its two pilots allegedly slept off.
CNN said that a Boeing 737-800 flying from Khartoum to Addis Ababa had been flying at 37,000 feet and had not descended to land at the airport serving the Ethiopian capital.
According to the BBC, air traffic controllers lost touch with the pilots. An alarm went off in the cockpit when they failed to descend at the scheduled time.
About 25 minutes later, the pilots awakened up and landed the plane safely.
Ethiopian Airlines said in a statement provided to CNN that the “concerned crew have been removed from operation pending further investigation.” “Appropriate corrective action will be taken based on the outcome of the investigation. Safety has always been and will continue to be our first priority.”