Air India Pilot Caught Drunk Before Flying
A senior Air India (AI) pilot was caught drunk two weeks ago at Mumbai just before he was about to operate a flight. What has baffled the airline officials was the timing of the flight — the pilot was to operate an evening flight. Statistics show that normally pilots test positive for alcohol on early morning flights. "Though not excusable, at least one can assume that the pilot must have got carried away and drank too much the previous evening," said an AI official requesting anonymity. "But when a pilot is caught under the influence of alcohol for an evening departure, one can imagine the level of indiscipline," he added.