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Pilot`s cockpit breakdown prompts new Ryanair safety policy
12 January 2006

Ryanair pilots are stood down from flying duties for safety reasons following family bereavements after a captain suffered a breakdown in the cockpit days after burying one of his children. The procedure was introduced last year after a captain froze on approach to Roma-Fiumicino Airport and failed to act to correct a descent. The first officer took over control and diverted the plane to Pescara. (Irish Examiner)