(CNN)The stakes were extremely high in this case of sleeping on the job.
A small freight plane overshot its Australian destination by nearly 30 miles because the pilot fell asleep in the cockpit, Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) said in a statement.
The pilot, who has not been named, flew the aircraft on November 8 from Tasmania to King Island, off the southwest coast of the country.
Flight tracking data from that day shows the Piper PA-31 plane, operated by Vortex Air, leaving Devonport Airport at 6:21 a.m. and passing over King Island before turning around. It landed on King Island at 7:21 a.m.