Thursday, October 27, 2016

Found Drunk Before Overseas Flights, 2 Pilots Of Air India, Jet Grounded

A pilot of private carrier Jet Airways and another of state-owned Air India -- were grounded and their licence suspended after being found drunk before operating their overseas flights.

The licence of Jet Airways pilot, who was to operate its flight to Paris from Mumbai, has been suspended for three months while that of Air India pilot for three years since he is a second time offender, sources said.

Air India pilot was to operate the airline's flight to Birmingham from New Delhi.

"Both Jet Airways and Air India pilots have been grounded by the airline and their licence suspended by the aviation regulator DGCA for three months and three years respectively," sources said.

In India, pilots are suspended for three months after the first such violation, three years after the second and their licences are cancelled if caught for a third time.
26/10/16 PTI/NDTV
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