Distraction In Cockpit

Distraction In Cockpit

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  • DISTRACTION IN THE COCKPIT !!
    A highly exaggerated story. A generally reliable airline source says that while it is true that the pilots did have two cabin crew in the cockpit for about 20 minutes, it is purely a flight of someone s imagination that both pilots slept for 40 mins in business class, leaving the cabin crew in charge in the cockpit. I dont think there is any route segment on this sector, which will make 40 mins absence possible without the ATC howling for a position report or asking for a change of frequency. If such a thing had happened, ATC would be the one to report the matter. In this case it was another crew member who reported the matter on landing. Of course, cabin crew being in the cockpit for 20 mins without a specific duty to perform cannot be justified. Autopilot getting disconnected was purely accidental. It was reconnected in a matter of seconds, without any loss of height or direction.
    The reporters do sometimes get carried away by their anxiety to file attention grabbing reports, which will sell. A report against any pilot is one such case, covered by a term euphemistically called as the “Editorial Policy”
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