NZ Herald: Surviving pilot playing plane collision game

The trainee pilot who landed his severely damaged aircraft after a mid-air collision, which left two colleagues dead, appears to have since been playing an online video game in which users avoid plane crashes.

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Auckland counselling specialist Chris Caruana said crash survivors often felt “paralysed” by anxiety.

He said: “The ability to deal with such an event means managing some intense psychological issues which are exacerbated … a need to mentally re-enact or relieve the events in some way in order to know what could have been done differently.”