Pilot "falls asleep", loses Australian destination for 46km


A pilot in Australia was accused of falling asleep in the cockpit and losing his destination for 46 km.

The incident occurred on 8 November on a chartered flight from Vortex Air from Devonport, Tasmania, to neighboring King Island.

The Navajo Piper PA-31 plane landed safely near the town of Currie.

The australian The paper says the Australian Transportation Security Agency is investigating the case.

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It is being called a "serious operational incident".

The report will be ready by March of next year.

In his Facebook group, Vortex Air says it "delivers adventure cards directly to some of the most remote and pristine outdoor adventure locations across the country."


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