Friday, November 25, 2016

'151 Pilots, Crew Members Tested Positive For Alcohol'

As many as 151 pilots and crew members tested positive for alcohol during pre-flight medical examination in the first ten months this year and action has been taken against them, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju said on Thursday.
A total of 38 pilots and 113 cabin crew have tested alcohol positive during pre-flight medical examination for consumption of alcohol from January 1 to October 31 this year, he said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.
Acting against such individuals, aviation regulator DGCA suspended privileges of license of pilots as well as privileges of authorisation of cabin crew.
"Further, the concerned airlines in compliance with DGCA's order, have grounded all these pilots and cabin crew," Raju said.
24/11/16 PTI/News18
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