Flying Under the Influence (FUI): 56 Airline Pilots Fail Alcohol Tests in India
Posted Mar 14th 2011 12:00 PMUpdated Mar 14th 2011 04:33 PM
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Ten pilots were fired following the test results, while 23 pilots from JetAirways were either suspended or faced a pay cut.
This has not been a good few weeks for Indian airlines: On March 9th, investigators for India's Directorate General of Civil Aviation found two pilots had forged their qualifying papers for a pilots license.
On Monday the Indian airline industry was hit by news that the licenses of 4,000 pilots across India were to be checked following several incidents like fake pilots found flying airlines with invalid licenses.
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