A Dubai-Bound Flight From Nepal Delayed As Pilot Fails Alcohol Test
A Dubai-bound flight from Nepal was delayed for about 10 hours as the pilot was found to be drunk from alchohol, officials said Monday.
Nigeria News reports that the Fly Dubai flight eventually left Kathmandu with a different crew.
Crew members alerted airport officials that the pilot seemed impaired by alcohol less than an hour before the flight was scheduled to take off on Sunday morning.
“A breathalyser test showed he had consumed alcohol. A medical test confirmed the result,” Raj Kumar Chettri, Tribhuvan International Airport general manager, told Nigeria News.
FlyDubai’s headquarters was informed and the flight with 154 passengers on board was suspended until the new crew arrived. Authorities did not disclose the pilot’s nationality.