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10 horrifying facts about flying

Pilots Fall Asleep at the Controls

Here's an eye-opening statistic: Between 43 and 54 percent of pilots surveyed in the U.K., Norway, and Sweden admitted to having fallen asleep while flying a passenger plane. Even worse, a third of them stated that they woke up to find that their copilot had also been sleeping!

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10 horrifying facts about flying

If you suffer from a fear of flying, you probably shouldn't read this—unless you enjoy having your worst fears validated. Here for your reading pleasure are 10 horrifying facts about flying that you're probably better off not knowing. | Caroline Morse

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