On Air Now
BBC Newshour Extra

BBC Newshour Extra

5 a.m. - 6:30 a.m.
Follow WRS on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Listen Live
Just Played
The Breakfast Show

The Breakfast Show

6:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.
 
Next on WRS

EasyJet pilot stood down for speaking of killing himself

National News // By Tay Kinnear // Aug. 23, 2019

EasyJet has stood down a Geneva pilot who sent a WhatsApp message saying he was depressed and thinking of killing himself.

Pixabay EasyJet pilot stood down for speaking of killing himself

One of the recipients was so concerned, they reported it to the airline. They were worried of a repeat of the Germanwings tragedy in 2015 when a mentally ill pilot, Andreas Lubitz, deliberately crashed his plane in the French Alps killing 150 people.

In a statement, EasyJet has said "We can confirm that the pilot was stood down from flying a number of days ago, in line with our procedures, while we investigate.  We have offered support in the meantime." The airline stresses safety is its top priority.

 

Related articles

Search