Algerian pilots suspended for letting 10-year-old fly a plane

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Two pilots working for Algeria’s national airline have been suspended because they allowed a 10-year-old orphan to fly a domestic passenger aircraft, Africa News reports.

The news site says the boy’s adventure was funded by a charity and filmed by El Bilad TV, who show him dressed for the occasion in a pilot’s uniform and pushing buttons in the cockpit under supervision:

It is not known how many passengers were on board the Air Algerie flight from the capital Algiers to the easter city of Setif, Africa News says.

The news site says the pilots were suspended on 29 July pending further investigation “because the act was a breach of civil aviation regulations”.

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