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Pilot abandons cockpit, is found sleeping in business class

Pilot abandons cockpit, is found sleeping in business class

Pakistan International Airlines suspended a senior pilot after a passenger discovered him sleeping mid-flight in a seat in the business class section. Captain Amir Akhtar Hashmi reportedly abandoned the cockpit and took a two-and-a-half hour rest in the middle of a flight from Islamabad to London on April 26th, leaving control of flight PK785 and the fate of all 305 passengers aboard to a trainee, Ali Hassan Yazdani.
Hashmi, who is also employed by the airline as a flight instructor, was supposed to be present with Yazdani while the aircraft was under Yazdani”s control.
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