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67 pilots found tipsy in last three years; most from Jet Airways!

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Press Trust of India / NDTV / Updated: August 11, 2011 00:59 IST.

New Delhi:  As many as 67 pilots tested positive during pre-flight alcohol tests since 2009 and nearly one-third of them are from Jet Airways, the Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

In a written reply, Minister for Civil Aviation Vayalar Ravi presented data of pilots found "positive during the pre-flight alcohol test."

The figures show that 67 cases of alcohol positive pilots were detected between January 2009 and June 2011 with 20 pilots being from Jet Airways. Nine pilots of Jetlite were alcohol positive during the period.

Following Jet Airways, 10 pilots each of Kingfisher and Indigo tested alcohol positive, eight pilots of Spicejet, six from NACIL, two from Go Air, one each from Alliance Air and Air India Charters, the data given in the reply states.

According to the reply, 33 tipsy pilots were detected during the tests in 2009, 23 in 2010 and 11 in 2011 till June.

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