The captain eventually alerted the crew and was
able to open the cockpit door, that's when the
captain found the copilot asleep. The captain
was able to land the Boeing 737 without further
in the incident happened in September, the Dutch
safety board (OVV) released a report published
on its website.
Dutch Safety Board spokesperson, Wim van der
Weegen said "It's a serious incident. What makes
it serious is the combination of the pilot being
unable to access the cockpit and the first
officer being asleep. By 'serious incident, I
mean the flight was in danger.”
The Dutch Safety Board reported it will respond
appropriately to this incident upon completion
Transavia Airline completes its investigation.
The purpose of the Dutch Safety Board’s work is
to ‘prevent incidents or to limit their
after-effects’. Accordingly, the Board’s
investigation aims not only to uncover the
actual causes of incidents but also and in
particular to bring to light the underlying
causes of the incident, so that any shortcomings
in the applied system can be revealed.