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    'I'm not qualified to land plane,' pilot tells passengers

    'I'm not qualified to land plane,' pilot tells passengers

    A British passenger plane was forced to turn back minutes before landing in Paris because the pilot of 30 years' experience was not qualified to land in fog, an airline confirmed on Thursday.
    Speaking over the address system as the Flybe flight approached Charles de Gaulle airport, the pilot announced to startled passengers "I am not qualified to land the plane" and turned back to Cardiff.


    for the love of god, wtf?

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    Re: 'I'm not qualified to land plane,' pilot tells passengers

    Quote Originally Posted by DeeJayH View Post
    Read further down. He was not qualified in that model, he'd just recently moved up to the 400 model. He did the RIGHT thing not landing the aircraft in a situation he wasn't cleared for. I admit it sucks for the passengers, but had he landed, he could have lost his wings.

    If he landed and there was ANY incident whatsoever, he would be in serious deep doo doo.

    So bravo on him, doing the right thing.. even if it became a news article.
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    Re: 'I'm not qualified to land plane,' pilot tells passengers

    It's the fault of the airline for having him fly a plane he wasn't fully qualified to fly.

    Pilot did the right thing IMO.

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    Re: 'I'm not qualified to land plane,' pilot tells passengers

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    It's the fault of the airline for having him fly a plane he wasn't fully qualified to fly.

    Pilot did the right thing IMO.
    Partially, partially it's his fault for not taking the chance of fog at the landing airport...
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    Re: 'I'm not qualified to land plane,' pilot tells passengers

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Partially, partially it's his fault for not taking the chance of fog at the landing airport...
    IIRC if you do a procedure that you are not qualified for you can lose your license. If that's the case it is completely understandable why he wouldn't.

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    Re: 'I'm not qualified to land plane,' pilot tells passengers

    was'n't supposed to be taken so seriously, but surprisingly funny, sorry

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    Re: 'I'm not qualified to land plane,' pilot tells passengers

    Speaking as one of those people who are less than 100% stress-free airline passengers, I for one would have settled for a little white lie, such as "Ladies and gentlemen, we apologize for the inconvenience, but there is too much fog at our destination and we will have to turn back."

    It's really odd, actually. I've flown for years with no tension whatsoever, and yet within the last two years I've been bugging out more and more. I don't get it.

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    Re: 'I'm not qualified to land plane,' pilot tells passengers

    Why was a pilot allowed to fly a plane that he was not covered to fly under certain weather conditions?
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    Re: 'I'm not qualified to land plane,' pilot tells passengers

    Quote Originally Posted by Gibberish View Post
    Why was a pilot allowed to fly a plane that he was not covered to fly under certain weather conditions?
    I would imagine shortage of pilots or some reason like that. Again, I find fault with the Airline, not the pilot.

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    Re: 'I'm not qualified to land plane,' pilot tells passengers

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    I would imagine shortage of pilots or some reason like that. Again, I find fault with the Airline, not the pilot.
    Definitely. The fault of this pilot flying a plane into conditions he was not qualified to fly in is the fault of the airline.
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