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Channex Crew Breathalysed

Old 20th Jun 2001, 20:10
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Question Channex Crew Breathalysed

Anyone heard news on this...?

A300 crew breathalysed in Finland (I think!)
and Captain was found to be over the limit.




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Old 20th Jun 2001, 20:26
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There will be trouble if you are wrong!!


 
Old 20th Jun 2001, 20:34
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Journo Jim - Why?
 
Old 20th Jun 2001, 20:35
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Honiley
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Only going by what I was told Jim..that's why I was asking if anyone could back it up...

I was told by a toilet cleaner at BOH...figured it must be true!!!

Happend yesterday by the way...
 
Old 20th Jun 2001, 21:00
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Possible with the random breath testing regime that is in place in Finland. They have a 'significantly' lower 'fail' level.
I find it difficult to believe that if a flt deck crewmember had failed a test, that they would have been operating.
 
Old 20th Jun 2001, 21:08
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Journo jim,
Pack it in old chap and go elsewhere, this is a rumour thread............
If its true then the details will come out on their own, I'm sick of your sort interfering on this site.



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Old 20th Jun 2001, 23:35
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This has been going on in the USA for years, get used to it, guys. There is no turning the clock back, i'm afraid. The one or two bad apples have tarred us all with the same brush.
 
Old 21st Jun 2001, 00:00
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Please note Journo Jim that if the only things that were ever said were hard facts this site wouldn't be here at all. These rumours are important for all of us who wern't in Finland yesterday to know what might be going on.

There's no smoke without fire.
 
Old 21st Jun 2001, 01:13
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I think what Journo Jim is saying is that there is rumour and there is libel - you know, the irresponsible trash that relieves newspapers of their millions every year!
 
Old 21st Jun 2001, 01:54
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From what I hear of booze prices in Scandinavia, and Finland in particular, you'd have to be on a captain's salary to be able to afford to get pissed!!

 
Old 21st Jun 2001, 10:08
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Ivan Ivanovich is so perceptive.

Honiley's statement seems more factual than rumour. How wpuld the ordinary person interpret it? Opinion, rumour, someone else told me does not remove the responsibility for libel.

The unfortunate person involved in Honiley's posting can probably be identified as was the case in the Channel 4 programme about the BA pilots whose guilt was determined without a fair trial or hearing.

Or are there double standards in this thread?



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Old 21st Jun 2001, 11:12
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I am afraid it might be more than a rumour. According to the biggest daily paper "Helsingin Sanomat", (and several less worthy tabloids) yesterday the Captain of a cargo aircraft was breathalysed by the Police at HEL. The paper did not specify the airline in question.

Breathalysing, as far as I know, is not a standard procedure in Helsinki, but in this case the police was notified of the Captain's condition and an alcohol level of 0.8 o/oo was measured at the scene. This figure will be verified by laboratory tests, according to the paper.

I am sure the CAA / investigating authorities will file a report on the incident in due time.

-headwind
 
Old 21st Jun 2001, 12:05
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"Another Channex incident" - or just a bit of mischief?
 
Old 21st Jun 2001, 16:21
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INKJET
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On the same note i read to day in the report on the Queens speech, that our "new" goverment will pass new laws on the levels of alcohol allowed in pilots blood, to also included ATC personel and other safety releated employment groups, but not Doctors,Judges or MP`s!!. so much for focus on delivery "schoolsnhospitals"
 
Old 21st Jun 2001, 16:33
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Capt W....and of course there would also be no fleet st. if they relied soley upon hard facts!
 
Old 21st Jun 2001, 18:01
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Here's a hard fact. The Channex A300 operates to/from Helsinki at weekends only. Thus if this happened on Tuesday 19th it would have been another operator.
 
Old 21st Jun 2001, 18:25
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Didn't happen on Tuesday, though, did it? Happened on Sunday.
 
Old 21st Jun 2001, 19:46
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I've also seen it in the press today & the airline is certainly named
 
Old 22nd Jun 2001, 14:35
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Whichever company it was (Doodles: any more news?), they had to get a replacement pilot sent out. The flight left later that Sunday apparently.
 
Old 22nd Jun 2001, 22:17
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I believe the Channex crew involved in the F27 incident at Jersey were breathalysed. The good news is they passed!!!
 

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