Tunisia Pilot Hailed Hero for Refusing to Fly President Ben Ali’s Family

Tunisia Pilot Hailed Hero for Refusing to Fly President Ben Ali’s Family

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japan airlines imageHours before the ousted president of Tunisia fled, a pilot about to fly to Lyons from Tunisia refused to obey an order to hold the aircraft and take members of the president’s family on board.

Captain Mohamed Ben Kilani was sitting in his cockpit at Carthage airport, Tunisia, when the order came through on the radio to take six more passengers.

(Read more and hear interview at BBC)

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