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Qantas Pilot Removed from Cockpit Prior to Takeoff

The cabin crew of a Qantas Airlines flight removed a pilot from the cockpit just prior to takeoff on the suspicion she had been drinking.  The flight was scheduled to fly from Sydney to Brisbane on a 767-300  aircraft.  The aircraft was actually taxiing down the runway when airline management made the decision to pull the captain from duty.  At the moment, the pilot has been stood down from all operational duties with full pay.

 

While Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority routinely checks the breath of pilots, Qantas also has its own system of checking pilots for drug and alcohol use.  The have a zero-tolerance policy when a pilot shows any level of alcohol reading.  The airline has not released the pilot’s name, nor the level of alcohol detected and only say that the matter is being investigated.  The entire situation is rare and it is rare for a pilot to be removed from duty for breaching airline policy.

 

The above article is a summary.  Please see the source article at Google News.

 

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