Thursday, October 30, 2014   

One-way ticket for boozed-up Russian pilot
(03-05 19:31)

Russia's flagship airline Aeroflot said it sacked a pilot after pre-flight checks showed he was drunk ahead of a long-haul internal flight.
“The pilot will be sacked from the company,'' Aeroflot wrote on Twitter, saying that the pilot's blood alcohol content was measured at 0.8 – defined as a state of light intoxication.
The level of 0.8 would mean someone has trouble judging distances and focusing in different light conditions as well as having delayed reactions.
Passengers were forced to wait almost 10 hours for their flight from Blagoveshchensk on the Chinese border to Moscow on Tuesday.
Aeroflot stressed that the pilot's condition was identified in pre-flight testing, preventing him from flying.—AFP


   
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