Thursday, October 6, 2022

Two Airline Pilots Suspended For Letting 10-year-old ‘Fly’ Plane

Two pilots have been officially suspended in Algeria for allowing a 10-year-old boy to operate cockpit controls during a commercial passenger, according to local news reports. Algerian TV channel El Bilad broadcasted the incident which shows the boy, wearing a captain’s hat, a tie and a black waistcoat, sitting in the left-hand pilot’s seat.The child appears to push buttons and handle the controls, under the supervision of the first officer in the right-hand seat and the captain in the observer’s seat. Apparently oblivious to any risks caused during the flight between Algiers international airport and Seif regional airport, one of the pilots says in the video that the boy “was very disciplined, calm and attentive. I am sure he will make a good pilot.” The pilot says the child was able to manipulate the aircraft – a clear breach of civil aviation regulations.Photo Credit: Getty

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