Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Continental fires pilot removed from flight on suspicion of intoxication

HOUSTON — Continental Airlines says it has fired a pilot who was removed from a flight after another employee smelled alcohol on his breath.

The captain was riding to the terminal with another worker on Sunday, getting ready for a flight from Houston to Tampa, Fla. It was his first flight of the day.

He was taken off the airplane before passengers boarded. Continental says the pilot tested above the legal limit for alcohol for pilots.

UMMM, he was above the legal limit for alcohol for pilots? Is the legal limit not ZERO?


At July 27, 2006 10:25 AM, Blogger Vesh said...

nope. just like the legal limit for drivers isn't zero. But for pilots, it is much lower. I think they can have A beer 6 hours before flight or something like that...


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