Russian pilots raise alarm over safety at Aeroflot (

January 29, 2014

A union of Russian pilots at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport on Tuesday accused the country’s flagship carrier Aeroflot of endangering passengers’ lives by overworking staff in search for profit.

The Sheremetyevo Cockpit Personnel Association said that Russia’s main airline was employing “tired pilots who can fall asleep at any moment.”

“Because of Aeroflot’s greed, the safety of citizens is in grave doubt,” the association said in a statement.

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