The BBC report:

Two pilots were suffering from “severe fatigue” when they fell asleep mid-flight on a UK-operated passenger plane, it has been revealed.

Both nodded off at the same time, according to a Freedom of Information request by Data News Ltd.

One said they had had only five hours’ sleep over the previous two nights.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare time ever since.