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Crew members grounded after testing positive on alcohol tests
3 January 2012

Crew members grounded after testing positive on alcohol tests

3 January 2012

Crew members in India and the Netherlands were grounded after testing positive for alcohol. In Mumbai, India pre-flight alcohol tests on New Year’s Eve showed that three cabin crew members and one co-pilot were under the influence of alcohol. The Indian Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) reported that “At present, they cannot operate a […]

Cabin crew stop ‘drunk’ pilots from flying

15 March 2011

The cabin crew of Aéromexico Flight AM 657 stopped their flight crew from flying because they seemed drunk. The incident happened on March 12, 2011 while flight AM657 was being prepared for departure from San Juan (SJO/MROC), Costa Rica to Mexico City. According to authorities the co-pilot tested positive for alcohol while the captain refused to do […]

Ukraine: crew allegedly over alcohol limits

11 March 2010

Two Ukrainian crew members were not allowed to carry out a flight from Simferopol to Kiev because their blood-alcohol concentration was above legal limits. The Ukraine Ministry of Transport and Communications reported in a news release that the level of alcohol in the flight engineer’s blood was 0.75 pro mil and that of flight attendant […]