Pilots in India seem to be in a fix. For them, it is a flight-and-flight mode when it comes to flying an airplane with hundreds of passengers on board.
However, it has come to light that in the last 4 years, 171 pilots were caught drunk before taking off across airports in India and abroad. Furthermore, more than 40 pilots have been failing breath analyser test every year.
The alarming number of “high flying” pilots was revealed by Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) of Civil Aviation Ministry in response to a Right To Information (RTI) query filed by India Today. Read more