Have you ever fallen asleep at work? A guy in Austalia sure took the cake on this one (So many puns intended!)
The guy in the article below, fell asleep while flying an airplane (Not all that uncommon I know, but still creepy…)
However, the guy didn’t wake up when he was supposed to, and flew OVER his destination by 29 miles!
The pilot, who has not been identified, was the only person aboard the twin-propeller Piper PA-31 Navajo Chieftain and was flying on autopilot during the early morning flight on Nov. 8 from Devonport city on Tasmania 250 kilometers (155 miles) northwest to King Island in Bass Strait, his employer, Vortex Air, said in a statement.
The pilot “unintentionally fell asleep while in command of the aircraft,” the Melbourne-based airline said.
“The issue became apparent when air traffic control was unable to contact the pilot in-flight, and the aircraft traveled past the intended destination point while operating on autopilot,” the statement said.
Air traffic control recordings showed several radio calls were made to the unresponsive pilot, The Australian newspaper reported.