Off-duty pilot fails alcometer test, grounded in Bengaluru
| Tuesday | 16th July, 2019
By Express News ServiceBENGALURU: An off-duty pilot on board an Air India flight (AI 502) from New Delhi to Bengaluru has been grounded for three months after he failed a breathalyzer test at the Kempe Gowda International Airport.
According to sources, pilot Jitendra Singh was on leave and was on a personal visit to Bengaluru on Saturday (July 13).
Since flights from New Delhi to Bengaluru were full, he was permitted to travel along with the cockpit crew, a highly placed source said.
“However, it is mandatory that anyone travelling inside the cockpit takes a breathalyzer test...,” the source said.
“The pilot was made to take the test at KIA and the result was positive,” the source added.
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