The company that owns Go Airlines says the two pilots in the cockpit for that fateful flight between the Hawaiian capital Honolulu and Hilo are out, though they are not releasing their names.
Investigators tell the Associated Press that they are reviewing whether the pilots had fallen asleep in the cockpit during the short flight, which had 40 passengers on board. Apparently air traffic control could not raise them for close to 30 minutes.
The flight ended up landing safely in Hilo. The local pilots union is appealing the firing.
You’ll never believe what other crazy stuff the airline industry been involved with lately …