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Pilot fatigue led to Air Canada nosedive

Pilot fatigue is to blame for a January 2011 incident that left 16 people injured, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada has concluded.
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Pilot Sends Plane Into Nosedive After Mistaking Venus for Oncoming Aircraft

News : NewsFeed (3 years ago)

A fatigued and groggy Air Canada co-pilot mistook Venus for an oncoming aircraft and slammed the control stick forward, sending the plane into a momentary dive that injured 16 passengers. Read Post

Schedule Fatigued Pilots Who Fell Asleep, NTSB Says

Travel / Air Travel : The Middle Seat Terminal - WSJ.com (5 years ago)

Reporting for work three days in a row at 5:40 a.m. helped fatigue two go! airline pilots who fell asleep during a morning flight from Honolulu to Hilo, Hawaii, in February 2008, the National Transportation Safety Board said in its ... Read Post

Pilot mistook Venus for another jet, dives 767 and drops 7 passengers into hospital

Transportation / Commercial Aviation : Plane Talking (3 years ago)

A cautionary tale about pilot fatigue has been published by Canada’s  Transportation Safety Board concerning an Air Canada 767 that suddenly dived steeply while flying between Toronto and Zurich in January 2011. A ‘groggy’ pilot who... Read Post


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