He was about to land, when he announced, that he is not qualified!
A British pilot announced to the astonished passengers at their destination in Paris, that he is unable to land due to lack of qualifications – and returned to Great Britain – informs the BBC and the newspaper “Daily Mail”. When passengers were getting ready for landing on Tuesday, A pilot with 30 years of experience unexpectedly announced: “I'm sorry, I am not qualified, to land”, then turned back to Cardiff. 62 passengers were sent on the next flight to Paris and were paid compensation. A Flybe spokeswoman said, that there was very thick fog at Charles de Gaulle airport and the company supported the pilot's decision “100 percent”. “Relatively recently (pilot) retrained from Bombardier Q300 to Bombardier Q400 and has not yet completed the required low visibility training, which would make it possible to land in conditions such as heavy fog at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris” – the spokeswoman said.
Flybe lines emphasize, that when the plane was taking off from Cardiff, the weather in Paris was good. The Civil Aviation Authority described this event as “quite remarkable, but probably not unheard of”. 29-summer Cassandra Grant, who was on the plane, he says, that the passengers were amazed at the pilot's announcement. “We all thought: Like this? Can fly, but can't land?(…) Since he couldn't land in the fog in Paris, what would be, if there was fog in Cardiff too?”.