The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.

Indonesia’s Batik Air faces probe after pilots fall asleep mid-flight

Indonesia is investigating local carrier Batik Air after both pilots were found to have fallen asleep for 28 minutes mid-flight. The two men – who have both been temporarily suspended – fell asleep during a flight on 25 January from Sulawesi to the capital Jakarta. One of them was reportedly tired from helping care for his newborn twins. The Airbus A320 briefly veered off course but landed safely, with all 153 passengers and crew members unharmed. The 32-year-old pilot had told his co-pilot to take control of the aircraft about half an hour after take off, saying he needed to rest. The 28-year-old co-pilot agreed, according to a report from the transport ministry. But the co-pilot inadvertently fell asleep as well. According to the report, his wife had just given birth to one-month-old twin babies and he was helping with childcare. bbc

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The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.