Monday, 25 February 2008

Risk Management Faux Pas #374: Pilot sacked after fly-by stunt

Andrew just pointed me to a rather amusing article documenting the impending career failure of an over-excited Cathay Pacific pilot, who decided that performing a fly by in a brand new Boeing 777 at an altitude of - wait for it - 28 feet would be an excellent career move.

Two facts strike me as interesting about this. The pilot was (a) 55, and therefore presumably aware that this kind of behaviour was unlikely to be well received, and (b) flying a plane containing 69 senior Cathay Pacific staff, including their UK chairman. Maybe he thought he'd sneak it under the organisational (or real?) radar...

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