- Pilots were flying from Sudan to Ethiopia, according aviation news site Aviation Herald.
- Air traffic control reportedly tried unsuccessfully to contact the pilots several times.
- Pilots were not alerted of situation until the passed landing site, which disengaged plane’s autopilot, triggering an alarm that awoke them.
- Pilots rerouted plane back to Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, safely landed 25 minutes later.
- Airline would not confirm whether pilots fell asleep, but issued statement Friday saying flight “temporarily” lost communication with air traffic control.
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