Pilots Are Rarely Screened for Mental Problems

Print More

Despite U.S. and international regulations requiring that airline pilots be screened for mental health problems, little effective, real-world checking takes place, reports the Associated Press. The crash of a German airliner has raised questions about the mental state of the co-pilot. Authorities believe the 27-year-old German deliberately sought to destroy the Airbus A320 as it flew Tuesday from Barcelona to Duesseldorf.

In the U.S., the FAA requires that pilots receive a physical exam by a flight surgeon at least annually. A U.N . . .

Want to read more? Please subscribe to The Crime Report!