South Korea to crack down on boozy pilots

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  1. sobore
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    SOUTH Korea will revise its law so it can take criminal action against airline pilots who report to work drunk, the transport ministry said today following two recent cases.

    The ministry said in a statement it would revise the aviation law to cover pilots and flight attendants working for both local and foreign carriers.
    Once it passes parliament, the bill should go into force next year.
    Since October, the ministry has been notified of two pilots who reported for work with excess alcohol in their blood.

    Offenders in future will face prison terms of up to two years or fines of up to $8742. The airline will also be fined for failing to check the condition of its employees.
    At present, a pilot who fails an alcohol test before boarding an aircraft or is found to be under the influence during a flight can be banned from flying for 30 days, but cannot be legally prosecuted.
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    Seems like a reasonable measure.

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