Drunk driving is dangerous, we all know that. But what about drunk pilots? The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has suspended two pilots from Air India and Jet Airways for being high on alcohol, or rather after they tested positive for alcohol on their arrival to India.
The two pilots have been suspended for four years and the DGCA has asked the two airlines to register an FIR against the two high fliers, considering the risks and seriousness involved.
Sources also say that an Air India crew member was fined after alcohol was found in the blood during a post flight check. The crew member has been suspended for one year.
The two pilots may be the first ever in history to test positive for alcohol during a post flight check. Earlier, the pre flight checks also confirmed that the duo were had alcohol in their system.
On August 10, Air India's Sharjah-Calicut flight pilot tested positive for alcohol during a post flight examination, while the pilot of a Jet Airways flying Abu Dhabi to Chennai also tested positive on August 3.
Speaking about the matter, a Jet Airways spokesperson said the pilot has been terminated from service, along with the crew member, after a breath analyser test conducted on August 3, 2016.