Drink and Fly

A pilot working for Deccan Airlines, and operating a flight from Bombay to Calcutta, had to be hauled out of his cockpit. The reason being that he was drunk. WTF !!!!

An Indian low-cost airline suspended a pilot after he was found drunk shortly before he was due to fly an aircraft with about 100 passengers on board, officials said Wednesday.

The surprise Tuesday check at Mumbai airport — India’s busiest — threw up several minor violations of safety norms by airlines […link...]

And if you thought this was it, you are wrong.

Seems a little while ago there was an

instance of a pilot in another low-cost carrier trying to fly in a T-shirt because his only uniform had gone to the laundry.

The patriotic side of me was happy to note that at least the pilot wasn’t Indian.