News: Drinking and driving... I mean flying (hic).

Civil aviation rules specify that pilots and cabin crew cannot consume alcohol 12 hours before taking a flight.

A flight operated by private airline Jetlite to the central Indian city of Patna was grounded after the pilot was found to be drunk.
Around 50 pilots are grounded each year because they had consumed alcohol before taking a flight, according to India's civil aviation authorities.

The Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), a body controlling airline operations in India, said dozens of pilots are found to have consumed alcohol during routine pre-medical tests every year. (Full)

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Quickroute 28 June, 2008 18:28  

Serious subject but hilarious photo! - Love it!

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