After being tested positive in a pre-flight breathalyzer test, a Pilot of Air India has been grounded for three months and above.
The pilot wanted to fly as a passenger from Delhi-Bengaluru, since the flight was overloaded, he was asked to fly as an additional crew member in the cockpit.
Air India permits cockpit staff to fly during emergency situation but the crew is required to go via mandatory breath analyzer test, which the pilot has miserably failed.
An Air India Official told sources that “As per DGCA rules Pilot of Air India has been suspended for three months.”
The accused pilot was immediately deported after he miserably failed the test and the issue was reported to the Director-General of Civil Aviation.
Sources in DGCA informed that the suspended employee was a senior Airbus A320 pilot. Therefore, he should have been aware of all the rules of flying.
“The pilot has been grounded for three months, there is no compromise with safety,” added the source.