Flydubai postpones flight as pilot found drunk

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed July 31, 2018 13:39

Flydubai postpones flight as pilot found drunk

A flydubai flight from Kathmandu to Dubai was delayed for more than 10 hours after the pilot was found under the influence of alcohol.

“Whilst reporting for duty, a pilot scheduled to operate FZ8018 from Kathmandu (KTM) to Dubai (DXB) was suspected by a colleague to be under the influence of alcohol. The crew member in question was immediately tested and discovered to have a blood alcohol level above the legally acceptable level, and was therefore immediately deemed unfit to fly,” the airline said in a statement.

The airline apologised for the delay, and added that it has a “zero tolerance policy on flight crew found to be in contravention of the regulations regarding alcohol consumption”, confirming that the airline conducts random tests on its operational staff.

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed July 31, 2018 13:39