Pilots in India Often Fail Alcohol Tests

This story reminds me the situation in the former USSR, at the time when it was usual to see chickens in the cabin, and drunk pilots.

Around 50 pilots each year in India are being grounded because they had consumed alcohol before taking a flight, the country’s civil aviation authorities said Tuesday.

Civil aviation rules specify that pilots and cabin crew cannot consume alcohol 12 hours before taking a flight.

“We do catch pilots who had taken alcohol routinely and so does the airlines,” Kanu Gohain, a top DGCA official told Reuters Tuesday.

A pilot can be grounded for three months and he can lose his license if he repeats the mistake again, Gohain added.

A flight from India’s capital to the eastern city of Patna was cancelled Saturday after a routine medical test on crew members revealed the pilot had consumed alcohol.

That was from DGCA.

Do domestic airlines report all the cases?

A question for Shiva 🙂

A story from Reuters.


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5 Responses

  1. Here in India no one will feel and realize the responsibility that they are having…. It’s a normal one in India Franck… This is not a new thing to us…. What to do? It’s hard to change…. I accept it….

  2. And one more news about pilots in India: both pilots fall in sleep…
    What to do? Don’t take Indian planes 🙂

  3. Because of these kind of people only, my country’s name is getting affected… But don’t mistake my country dude….. What to do it’s our fate? Main problem is no one is following the rules and regulations, at the same time laws in my country is not strictly followed… We should shoot out these bloody f*****s…. Any way thanks for your post.. Wait for my next post….

  4. ur site s really cool dude…

    i agree with u but not only pilots alone from india but drunken lorry drivers also killing lots of people.. because there are so many holes in our indian law through that they can escape….its our fate.

  5. Thanks for your comments RamPrasad.

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