Ethiopian Airlines Pilots Fall Asleep while flying a trip from Sudan’s Khartoum to Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian Airlines aeroplane missed its descent into a major airport and missed its landing. The incident happened on Monday, August 15, according to The Aviation Herald.
An Ethiopian Airlines spokesperson rejected the report and stated aircraft ET343 had reportedly temporarily lost contact with Addis Ababa Air Traffic Control on August 15, 2022, while travelling from Khartoum to Addis Abeba. Following the restoration of communication, the aircraft successfully landed.
The Aviation Herald claims that the pilots ignored many ATC requests for communication before being startled by the “disconnect wailer” of the autopilot when the plane overshot the runway.
Details About Ethiopian Airlines Miss The Landing:
The jet overshot the runway at Addis Abeba, according to data from the plane-tracking service FlightAware, before momentarily building up speed and conducting a 25-minute descent into the airport.
On the nearly two-hour flight from Sudan’s Khartoum International Airport to Addis Abeba, the Boeing 737-800 reached an altitude of about 37,000 feet.
Fortunately, nobody was hurt, and the Ethiopian Airlines aircraft made a safe landing.
Whistleblowers from a variety of airlines have claimed more pilot tiredness as a result of staff pressure brought on by summer travel demand and pilot shortages.
Two pilots reported seeing a similar situation in May while flying from New York to Rome at 38,000 feet in altitude.