The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recommended that FAA take a close look at sleep and pilot fatigue issues after a May 2008 incident in which two pilots of a Mesa Bombardier CL-600-2B19 fell asleep and flew past their destination. Both the captain and first officer aboard the regional jet, N651BR, fell asleep during the cruise phase of flight and flew 26 miles past General Lyman Field in Hilo, Hawaii, while the airplane was on autopilot. Air traffic control had made repeated ...


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