Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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God is their co-pilot

More than half of British airline pilots surveyed say they have fallen asleep in the cockpit, Reuters reports. But the news service kind of buried the real lead.

God is their co-pilot

What´s the worst that could possibly happen? They´re not British. (Photo from Fox6now.com)
What's the worst that could possibly happen? They're not British. (Photo from Fox6now.com)

More than half of British airline pilots surveyed say they have fallen asleep in the cockpit, Reuters reports.

But the news service kind of buried the real lead by adding this little ditty to the end of the second paragraph, "...nearly one in three said they had woken up to find their co-pilot also asleep." Presumably that means no one was flying the plane but Otto the auto-pilot.

Where's Ted Striker when you need him? Turns out, he was "flying" in Wisconsin last week, according to FOX6 in Milwaukee. The perfect place for a "pilot" recovering from a drinking problem.

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