South Korea 's pilots better screening

South Korea 's pilots better screening

World November 29, 2015 08:45

seoul - South Korea is better keep an eye on the mental health of pilots. The authorities react therewith, according to Yonhap news agency on the disaster with an airplane Germanwings, with a co-pilot his aircraft had crashed deliberately in the French Alps.

The South Korean government is planning more specialized hospitals to identify which are better able to regularly evaluate the mental health of pilots. Also, airlines should go check to see if prospective pilots no criminal record or have in the past suffered from mental problems.

" All medical and psychiatric records be protected to ensure ", promised maximum privacy Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said in a statement Sunday. The new guidelines should enter into force in December.

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