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Pilots Fell Asleep; Plane Was Left Flying On Autopilot

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September 27, 2013 AT 11:50 AM
Two pilots of a British passenger plane both fell asleep while the passenger jet heading to the UK was on autopilot, according to an August incident report unveiled by UK media. One of the pilots on board the Airbus 330 flight to Britain -- the name of the airline was not disclosed -- eventually woke up and roused his colleague, but neither knew how long they had been asleep.