AI ‘retains’ pilot caught drunk on duty

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.hindustantimes.com/News-...lot-caught-drunk-on-duty/Article1-817603.aspx

    A pilot comes drunk for a flight, gets caught and suspended by the aviation regulator. But the airline for which he flies — Air India — thinks it’s not too serious an offence and takes no action. The incident took
    place on February 3 but the pilot, Captain KS Joseeph, continues to function as a
    deputy general manager, handling the crucial portfolio of pilot scheduling for the national carrier's entire southern region.

    Joseph’s blood alcohol level was alarmingly high — at 0.91 mg — when he was going to take control of an aircraft with around 200 people on board.
    The case highlights the attitude of airlines when it comes to passenger safety.
     
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    Really makes me want to take some flights on AI.
     
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    Maybe he could just bring the newspapers.
     
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    I wouldn't be surprised if he brings them today already... to paper over the cockpit windows.
     
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    Doesn't the article say the guy is now a manager, and no longer a pilot? Couldn't that be seen as some sort of punishment?
     
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    I laughed at that, until I realized that it was likely another grounded 'manager' who decided it was okay to keep that guy around!
     
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    He's 6 months away from CEO. An interesting strategy, "Don't do what I do" :eek:
     
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