Watch: A pilot fell asleep in the cockpit while flying a Boeing 747
The video came to light days after a strike by China Airlines pilots demanding solutions for long working hours and pilot fatigue.
Some jobs may allow a short nap while at work, but flying a plane is not one of those jobs.
So when a pilot was caught sleeping in the cockpit of the plane he was flying, it led to him being disciplined by the airline. Weng Jiaqi, a senior officer with almost 20 years of experience, was filmed by the co-pilot, catching forty winks in the cockpit of Boeing 747 in mid-air.
According to the Daily Mail, the pilot is also a chief instructor at a flight training centre of the airline.
The video surfaced just days after pilots of the airline ended a seven-day strike over issues like long working hours and pilot fatigue. Both the pilot and co-pilot were disciplined for ignoring safety protocols. The co-pilot was pulled up for not waking Jiaqi up immediately.