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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