Go Back  PPRuNe Forums > Flight Deck Forums > Rumours & News
Reload this Page >

ANA captain drank alcohol 9 1/2 hours before flight

Rumours & News Reporting Points that may affect our jobs or lives as professional pilots. Also, items that may be of interest to professional pilots.

ANA captain drank alcohol 9 1/2 hours before flight

Old 27th Oct 2007, 00:33
  #21 (permalink)  
Green Guard
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
I thought the Japanese Regs state no consumption within 24hrs of duty?
Can someone current in the region please explain?
...because some countries' drinking habits are different.
For example what is a difference if a friend tells you "let's go for a drink"
or "let's go to get drunk"

PS
By this I did not mention neither Finland nor Japan.
 
Old 27th Oct 2007, 03:06
  #22 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: A home for the bewildered
Posts: 86
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
lomapaseo said:

This doesn't sound right.

How reliably can you out someone 9.5 hours before a flight?

More to the point, how can you out someone 13 months after a flight?

There's no blood or sobriety testing that can be done, so how can there be a case to answer - or a defence mounted - after so long?

Something certainly doesn't sound right.

GrumpyOldFart is offline  
Old 27th Oct 2007, 10:25
  #23 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Earth
Posts: 495
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Jerry, I think you missed the quote stating that the pilot 'allegedly' "admitted to drinking 9.5 hrs before duty, but later withdrew the admission."
The world's gone mad.
Whiskey Zulu is offline  
Old 6th Nov 2007, 02:05
  #24 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: the City by the Bay
Posts: 547
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
harsh punishment meted out

pretty harsh punishment for him:

ANA punishes pilot for drinking alcohol before flight

Tuesday, November 6, 2007 at 04:00 EST
TOKYO All Nippon Airways Co said Monday it has disqualified an Airbus A320 captain from flight duties for drinking nine and a half hours before a flight in 2006 in violation of its in-house rules that prohibit crew members from drinking within 12 hours of a flight.


The 38-year-old captain was moved to ground duties Monday, ANA said, adding that it has given demotions, pay cuts and other punishments to three of his superiors, including Mitsuo Morimoto, executive vice president in charge of flight operations. ANA said that in September 2006 the captain drank alcoholic beverages at a hotel and other locations in Nagoya until around 10 p.m. one evening before flying the following day on a 7:25 a.m. flight from Nagoya to Niigata. He flew a total of four flights that day.


2007 Kyodo News. All rights reserved. No reproduction or republication without written permission.

http://www.japantoday.com/jp/news/421090
armchairpilot94116 is online now  
Old 6th Nov 2007, 02:28
  #25 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 75
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Im glad I'm an Engineer! Cheers to the next drink, see you in the morning!
mavrik1 is offline  
Old 6th Nov 2007, 10:50
  #26 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: EGLL
Posts: 493
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Couple of things, I did not do the Human Performance and Limitations syllabus so the drinking thing was not covered during my training.
Secondly for mavrik1, you are lucky to be in OZ, unfortunately the Uk railways act which governs pilots in the Uk also governs engineers so it might catch up with you one day. Take care buddy and happy drinking while you can.
ILS 119.5 is offline  
Old 7th Nov 2007, 00:24
  #27 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 8
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
The Borg collective

Rule One: if you are going to break the rules, don't do it in Public.

Rule Two: Be carefull who you drink with:

Rule Three: If you think you think you are stilled pissed prior to going to work, go sick. A nasty email from the boss is better than losing your job, or worse!
MaxThrust is offline  
Old 7th Nov 2007, 00:43
  #28 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Australia
Posts: 1,307
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
"Secondly for mavrik1, you are lucky to be in OZ, unfortunately the Uk railways act which governs pilots in the Uk also governs engineers so it might catch up with you one day. Take care buddy and happy drinking while you can."

I think Mavrik is pulling your leg. There are strict rules about engineers coming to work under the influence of drugs and alcohol (at least in our company). We are not even supposed to come to work if we are overtired, let alone drunk/drugged. If we are involved an incident/accident, depending on the severity, we are escorted straight to the medical centre for blood tests.
NSEU is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.