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Pilot: I fell asleep whilst flying

One in five pilots say they suffer from fatigue in the cockpit at least once a week.

That is the conclusion of a university study due to be released on Thursday.

The British pilots union, Balpa, is worried that will get worse if European proposals over flight hours come into force.

The BBC's transport correspondent, Richard Scott, spoke to one pilot who fell asleep during a flight earlier this year.

  • 06 Apr 2011