World's Dumbest Pilots
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Depressed and Distressed
Sometimes, a bad choice of words
is worse than making a bad decision. When the pilot in charge of flying an Air
Canada jet from Toronto to Paris in 2008 told his chief steward, Hugh Bouchard,
“he had nothing to lose” because “he was being fired anyway,” the attendant
became concerned. According to The Canadian Press, four crew members
subsequently refused to fly. They were replaced, and the flight was allowed to
take off. Two years later, a judge sided with the crew members’ union.
According to the court, whether the pilot was suicidal or not, his unwise
statements should’ve prompted Air Canada to investigate further.