Tuesday, July 04, 2023

Pilot fatigue is leading to flight delays in India: What is it and are flyers at risk?

A flight, which was scheduled to take off from Dehradun to Chennai (with a layover in Lucknow) was supposed to be for four-and-a-half hours. However, at the end of it all – the flight touched down in Chennai after 10 hours and an even saw an unscheduled stop in Delhi.

And all this drama, according to flyers on board, was owing to the fact that the pilot was suffering from a condition called pilot fatigue and refused to operate the aircraft any further.

So, what exactly went down on IndiGo flight 6E-518? More importantly, what is pilot fatigue and how does it affect the aviation sector? Read >>

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