New Delhi: An Air India pilot was reportedly arrested in Sharjah on Saturday for turning up drunk to operate a long-haul flight to Delhi via Kochi. Flight AI 934, with 120 passengers, finally took off at 4.35pm, more than three hours past the scheduled time, after AI managed to find a replacement to fly the Airbus A-320.
“The commander was waiting in the security check queue. The staff reportedly found him reeking of alcohol. He was told to undergo a breath analyzer test and was found to be high. He was then arrested,” said a source.