Setback to AI, DGCA suspends pilot's license for three months

| Updated: Feb 16, 2017 01:28 IST

by Ashoke Raj New Delhi [India], Feb. 15 (ANI): In a major setback to Air India, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) suspended Air India pilot head and executive director captain A Kathpalia license for three months as he failed in Breath Analyser (BA) test on January 19. Captain A Kathpalia was positioned as executive director operations in Air India. As per law its mandatory to all pilots to examine pre flight medical check-up before taking flight. "Captain A Kathpalia operated AI DEL-BLR on January 19 without undergoing BA examine test which is contravention to the contain in CAR section-5 series-F part III issue III dated 4 August 2015," DGCA said in an order. "Now in exercise of the power delegate under clause (a) of sub rule (3) of Rule 19 of aircraft rule 1937 read with ministry of tourism and civil aviation notification no. so 727 (E) of October 1994 undersigned hereby suspend in public interest the privileges of the pilot license held by captain Kathpalia for a period of three month," the order added.(ANI)