New Delhi: Two pilots, of Air India and Jet Airways, have been suspended for four years by DGCA after they were found drunk on arrival of their overseas flights in India, while both airlines have also been directed to register FIRs against the two.
A cabin crew member of Air India has also been slapped with one-year suspension after post flight checks found traces of alcohol.
Considering the seriousness of the violations, the aviation regulator has written to the chiefs of Jet Airways and Air India to initiate legal proceedings against the pilots concerned.
This is possibly the first time that pilots have been tested positive for alcohol during tests conducted soon after operating a flight. As normal practice, pre-flight checks are conducted on pilots.
A Jet Airways spokesperson said the airline has terminated the services of the pilot concerned, while there was no immediate response to queries sent to Air India.
Both the pilots had earlier also tested positive for alcohol but that was during pre-flight examination.
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