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SQ Pilot fails CASA Alcohol Test prior to flight

Old 16th Sep 2018, 21:16
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SQ Pilot fails CASA Alcohol Test prior to flight

https://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/trave...lington-flight


Interesting stuff
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Old 16th Sep 2018, 22:21
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One wonders what might happen to the poor bastard when he returns to Sing. If spitting on the sidewalk is illegal then showing up drunk to fly a jet is probably punishable by death!
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Originally Posted by Reluctant Bus Driver
One wonders what might happen to the poor bastard when he returns to Sing. If spitting on the sidewalk is illegal then showing up drunk to fly a jet is probably punishable by death!
I am sure it will be more than just coffee and biscuits with the boss in his office
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The link below indicates that ALL crew members were tested - maybe they had a tip-off ?????

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news...light-10724922
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Old 17th Sep 2018, 02:46
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Originally Posted by Capt Fathom
That's hardly random!
Aeroflot used to breath-test every crew member on every flight into and out of Cuba. If anyone blew over the whole crew was stood down.
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Old 17th Sep 2018, 03:35
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Was it the Captain or FO?
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Old 17th Sep 2018, 14:12
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Periodically in Melbourne,first pilot and first flight attendant entering the aircraft,are given swab test for drugs and alcohol.
Result is instantaneous.
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Old 18th Sep 2018, 01:32
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If you test a crew member and get a positive, surely you should keep testing, who was that crew member likely to be drinking with? His/her mates.
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Old 18th Sep 2018, 06:44
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Originally Posted by Reluctant Bus Driver
One wonders what might happen to the poor bastard when he returns to Sing. If spitting on the sidewalk is illegal then showing up drunk to fly a jet is probably punishable by death!
Under Singapore's Air Navigation Order, the offence carries a maximum penalty of a fine of up to $100,000 and five years in jail.

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Singapore is a fine country. There's a fine for everything!
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Old 18th Sep 2018, 09:30
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Originally Posted by Dan Winterland
Singapore is a fine country. There's a fine for everything!
Pretty much spot on ...
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Originally Posted by Buzzing
Under Singapore's Air Navigation Order, the offence carries a maximum penalty of a fine of up to $100,000 and five years in jail.

Apologies, not allowed to post the link.
If I were the pilot, I would be applying for asylum. SIA will crucify him, financially ruin him by reclaiming costs, his career is over and he is looking at jail time....
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Old 18th Sep 2018, 19:41
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Originally Posted by unobtanium
If I were the pilot, I would be applying for asylum
In AUSTRALIA?

They'll ship him off to Nauru or Manus.
Better off in a Singapore jail
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Old 18th Sep 2018, 20:09
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Are we not getting a bit mixed up here?

Yes, his job is gone.
But we don't know his nationality, just presuming that he's Singaporean.
I thought that they still had some expat captains.
The news article doesn't even say that he was the captain.
They mention pilot but in a newspaper that could mean anything.

But the law that he has broken is Australian law, is it not?
That will be the first hurdle that he will need to overcome.
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Originally Posted by WingNut60
Are we not getting a bit mixed up here?
thought that they still had some expat captains.
Flew SQ from Manchester to Houston last year with Captain who looked and sounded like a Brit.
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Old 18th Sep 2018, 23:47
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Originally Posted by Airbanda
who looked and sounded like a Brit.
this is begging for a Monty Python sketch, "the wings are not on fire!" (can't link it)
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That is a hilarious sketch, should be in all CRM courses
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Under Singapore's Air Navigation Order, the offence carries a maximum penalty of a fine of up to $100,000 and five years in jail
Probably not a lot different to the UK and many other countries?
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Singapore Airlines is the master of public relations.

My guess is that this pilot will be politely told to leave and the story will die a natural death. The more punitive action SQ takes the longer it will be drawn out and in these types of cases its in the interest of both parties to kill the story ASAP. Do you honestly think that SQ is any different from other airlines and that all its staff are pure as the driven snow? I personally know of one pilot who left SQ and joined another airline where it was soon discovered he had a problem with drink. I'm sure there are more.

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Originally Posted by terminus mos
That is a hilarious sketch, should be in all CRM courses
I had surgery last Saturday and I laughed so much at that MP sketch my wound split open
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