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Pilots in India Fail Alcohol Tests: What should their punishment be?

Stella 2008/06/26 18:55:36
Jail time: Drunk flying is even worse than drunk driving. Think how many lives are at risk!
Loss of license: Keep these pilots from ever flying again.
Temporary suspension: Give the pilots another chance.
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A flight from New Delhi, India to the eastern city of Patna was canceled after a medical test on crew members revealed the pilot had consumed alcohol. About 50 pilots every year in India are being grounded because they had consumed alcohol before taking a flight. 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 tests every year. Civil aviation rules specify that pilots and cabin crew cannot consume alcohol 12 hours before taking a flight. A pilot can be grounded for three months and can lose his license if he repeats the mistake again.
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  • ann 2008/07/07 13:31:04
    Jail time: Drunk flying is even worse than drunk driving. Think how many live...
    ann
    To Jail they go and firing of their job.
  • Josie 2008/07/05 12:36:07
    Jail time: Drunk flying is even worse than drunk driving. Think how many live...
    Josie
    Jail time and suspension or loss of their piloting license. Drunk flying can hurt so many people.
  • Someone 2008/07/01 10:57:27
    Jail time: Drunk flying is even worse than drunk driving. Think how many live...
    Someone
    This worse than durnk driving, even though there may not be that much traffic up in the skies. I mean they have what about 100 seats in a plan. I say give them two years in jail, 10 years probation an let them lose their license. To me that sounds far, cause yea a car may kill one or two people an ruin a few lives. But a plan can kill about a 100 people an destroy that many more people just by the lost of a loved one.
  • ashok.p... Someone 2014/10/14 15:25:52
    ashok.priyadarshi.7
    +1
    Loose license and harsh jail.
  • ashok.p... Someone 2014/10/14 15:27:16
    ashok.priyadarshi.7
    +3
    Loose license and harsh jail.
  • jenni 2008/06/30 07:30:28
    Loss of license: Keep these pilots from ever flying again.
    jenni
    I believe in second chances but not sure in this case since there's so many other lives involved.
  • concerned 2008/06/28 15:13:07
    Other: I think the punishment for a drunken pilot should be...
    concerned
    whatever they do for tis indina ....
  • Amanda (Endless Nights) 2008/06/27 13:49:56
    Jail time: Drunk flying is even worse than drunk driving. Think how many live...
    Amanda (Endless Nights)
    Plus the loss of their licence.
  • Smi 2008/06/27 08:39:25
    Jail time: Drunk flying is even worse than drunk driving. Think how many live...
    Smi
    Loss of license included.
  • deano 2008/06/27 02:57:10
    Loss of license: Keep these pilots from ever flying again.
    deano
    Way to risky for pilots to drink with passengers.They can drink after their shift when they are off. What if they only had a drink but it reacted with a medication.
  • Denny 2008/06/27 01:05:54
    Other: I think the punishment for a drunken pilot should be...
    Denny
    beheading
  • Shaunbaby79 2008/06/26 22:53:11
    Loss of license: Keep these pilots from ever flying again.
    Shaunbaby79
    Come on..there are too many lives at stake here!! Would they be flying if that were the initial "hiring" alcohol test?probably not. If you old enough to fly a plane you should have better sense than that.
  • kevracer 2008/06/26 22:11:45
    Other: I think the punishment for a drunken pilot should be...
    kevracer
    Get em real drunk and send them on a one way flight out over the ocean
  • crsone 2008/06/26 20:33:30
    Temporary suspension: Give the pilots another chance.
    crsone
    Looks to me as if the punishment is about right -- three month suspension and loss of license if it happens a second time. I believe in second chances, but only second.
  • Spider20 2008/06/26 19:46:43
    Temporary suspension: Give the pilots another chance.
    Spider20
    Use a graduated system......2nd offense, grounded until a hearing can be conducted......
  • Gramma Lil 2008/06/26 19:34:55
    Jail time: Drunk flying is even worse than drunk driving. Think how many live...
    Gramma Lil
    And they should never be allowed to fly a plain again for godsake.
  • DrTim 2008/06/26 19:26:24
    Other: I think the punishment for a drunken pilot should be...
    DrTim
    Take the "Bowel Of Pretzels" out of the Cockpit!!
  • ♥~Rainbow~♥ 2008/06/26 19:06:24
    Other: I think the punishment for a drunken pilot should be...
    ♥~Rainbow~♥
    have their family and friends and themselves fly with a drunk pilot and see how they feel... ( make sure co-pilot is sober though )
  • ....... 2008/06/26 18:58:42

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