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Pakistani Pilot Slept For 2 Hours, Leaving Trainee To Handle An Aircraft With 305 Passengers

It was two weeks ago when we were rattling our minds regarding what United Airlines did to Asian passenger. Just two days after that, we saw another video where a mother was knocked by one of the flight attendants. What we have for you now will not only anger you to no bounds but will also make you reconsider whether we should ever take flights or not! Pakistan International Airlines has recently taken a pilot off his duty. Serving as a senior pilot, the person in charge decided to take a nap during an Islamabad-London flight, putting the lives of 305 passengers aboard at risk. Imagine your pilot decides to take a nap mid air…Worst nightmare Ever! #OnlyPIA

pic.twitter.com/SdGfxt8J7e – Maria Memon (@Maria_Memon)

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May 7, 2017 Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has taken a senior pilot off duty after he allegedly slept for two-and-a-half-hours while on an Islamabad-London flight, a report on Sunday said. Reports reveal that Amir Akhtar Hashmi allegedly slept for two-and-a-half-hours in business class cabin seat after handing over the aircraft to a trainee pilot soon after it took off.

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The incident happened in April when Amir Akhtar Hashmi took the nap in the passenger compartment after handing over the aircraft to an under-training pilot soon after the take-off, the Dawn said. PIA ex-CEO leaves Pak despite name on ECL! PIA pilot sleeping on the job! Can things get any worse? But thank u passenger who exposed this!

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pic.twitter.com/W0jTJPYvse – BH Ahmad (@BHpti)

Hashmi, an instructor, gets paid over Rs 100,000 each month to train pilots and was supposed to train Ali during the flight. “However, instead of performing his duty, Hashmi went for a quick lie-down.”

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PIA has been maintaining an infamous reputation for quite some time. It was only last month when pictures of a female assistant pilot went viral and massively reprimanded.

Napping during long-haul flights is a major problem, which is why most pilots are given a fulfilling schedule so they don’t feel sleep deprived during their flights. What happened here is a serious case trust infringement, which risked the lives of so many passengers.

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He is an aviation journalist and the founder of Jetline Marvel. Dawal gained a comprehensive understanding of the commercial aviation industry.  He has worked in a range of roles for more than 9 years in the aviation and aerospace industry. He has written more than 1700 articles in the aerospace industry. When he was 19 years old, he received a national award for his general innovations and holds the patent. He completed two postgraduate degrees simultaneously, one in Aerospace and the other in Management. Additionally, he authored nearly six textbooks on aviation and aerospace tailored for students in various educational institutions. jetlinem4(at)gmail.com

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