Texting pilot forgets to lower landing gear, nearly crashes4/19/2012
Maybe that annoying ban on using cell phones during a flight should apply to the pilot, too. Two Jetstar pilots had to abort their landing in Singapore a mere 492 feet above the ground when they realized they had forgotten to lower the aircraft's landing gear. How could they overlook such an important detail, you ask? Apparently the captain was too preoccupied texting on his phone. The plane eventually landed safely. Jetstar now reminds pilots to turn their phones off before takeoff -- meaning pilots who pull similar stunts will have to call their attorneys from the airport, not the cockpit.
What's worse: a drunk pilot, a texting pilot or a tired pilot?