Back in February two pilots of Go! Airlines Flight 1002 were accused of sleeping on the job. While flying. While missing the airport. While overshooting the airport by 30 miles. While air traffic control was trying to make contact with them for about 25 minutes. Not a good thing, at all.
The pilots have now admitted (after trying to cover it up) that they both fell asleep in the cockpit while autopilot was on. The pilot stated, “The warm Hawaiian sun was blaring in as we went eastbound. I just kind of closed my eyes for a minute, enjoying the sunshine, and dozed off,” he told investigators.
It is scary to think that one of the two pilots could fall asleep, but extremely scary to think that both could fall asleep. Well, at least they set the auto pilot before dozing off!