Stacie L profile image 89

Should Airline Pilots be Given a brief health Checkup before each flight?


A major airline's pilot died from a heart attack last week while flying across country. The pilot took over and none of the passengers knew the situation until they landed. Should pilots and co pilots get a health checkup before each long distance flight? Isn't this a matter of public safety and trust?

 

sort by best latest

Kylyssa profile image98

Kylyssa Shay (Kylyssa) says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

2 years ago
 |  Comment
  • Stacie L profile image

    Stacie L 2 years ago

    I think a doctor should give a quick check up,especially if they have been on a long layover .

breathing profile image65

Sajib (breathing) says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

2 years ago
 |  Comment
lindaspreeman profile image67

Linda Spreeman (lindaspreeman) says

You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.

2 years ago
 |  Comment
  • Stacie L profile image

    Stacie L 2 years ago

    Its fortunate that the co pilot did not have any major health issues as well...