Air Hostess who became a pilot reports high for flight, grounded

New Delhi: An air hostess-turned-pilot of Air India was reportedly found tipsy during a pre-flight breathalyser test on Sunday. The co-pilot was to operate Bengaluru-Trivandrum (AI 583) when her preflight medical check showed she had reported to work in an inebriated condition.
“One of our pilot’s breath analyser test was found to be positive on Sunday. She has been grounded,” a senior AI official said.
As per procedure, the pilot was subjected to two BA checks to confirm the finding. A pilot is grounded for three months, three years and forever after failing for the first, second and third time, respectively.

26/06/18 Saurabh Sinha/Times of India

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