posted on Mar, 27 2012 @ 04:02 PM
Originally posted by StealthyKat
I think maybe it is sleep deprivation....or they know more about possible terrorist threats than the average person, and it has them stressed out.
Maybe those two things combined could cause a freak out. Oh...and lots of pilots (and stewardesses) take stimulants to stay awake. That alone could
make you edgy.They don't get much sleep.
I think the airlines regulate their sleeping just like truck drivers.
Meaning they are required to sleep on a long flight or take breaks .... that's the benefit of having a Co-Pilot.
In this case it would appear that the Captain should have had a full rest since it was the beginning of the flight.
My Dad was in the Air Force and then went onto become a commercial pilot and then a Captain. He does not drink stimulants and never
incidents in the 30+ years he flew.
But as a couple other posters said.... maybe the Captains now days get more info about flights and what not... and it's making some of them too
Maybe he came from a civil aviation background as opposed to a military ..... and was more likely to have a breakdown.
But then again.... he was the Captain ..... he was supposed to be the one holding everything together