29 Dec '16, 6am

Indonesian pilot investigated for allegedly showing up drunk for flight - Channel NewsAsia

JAKARTA: Citilink, the low-cost subsidiary of national flag carrier Garuda Indonesia, said it had placed one of its pilots under probe after he reportedly showed up for work under the influence of alcohol. The pilot, identified by The Jakarta Post as Captain Tekad Purna, delayed the departure of a Jakarta-bound Citilink flight from Surabaya by over one hour on Wednesday (Dec 28) after he showed up late before making an unclear welcome announcement. Citilink Indonesia's corporate communications vice president Benny S. Butarbutar said in statement on Wednesday that the flight which was scheduled to depart at 5am, took off at 6.20am. He said the management removed the pilot after a passenger lodged a complaint that he made an unclear welcome announcement before the plane took off, raising suspicions that he was drunk. According to the Jakarta Post, many passengers decided to ...

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