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In 2008, an Air India flight
headed for Mumbai from Dubai overshot its destination by more than 350 miles.
According to Agence France-Presse (AFP), a source told the Times of India that the pilots were napping. The report said that air traffic control became
so concerned about a hijacking that they “buzzed the cockpit and woke up the
pilots, who turned the plane around.” Air India has denied this; Mumbai’s
airport manager claims the aircraft suffered a communications failure.

World's Dumbest Pilots

Out of Contact

In 2008, an Air India flight
headed for Mumbai from Dubai overshot its destination by more than 350 miles.
According to Agence France-Presse (AFP), a source told the Times of India that the pilots were napping. The report said that air traffic control became
so concerned about a hijacking that they “buzzed the cockpit and woke up the
pilots, who turned the plane around.” Air India has denied this; Mumbai’s
airport manager claims the aircraft suffered a communications failure.

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World's Dumbest Pilots

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