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India’s Air Safety Watchdog Suspends Senior Air India Pilot’s License For Three Years

This is the second time Arvind Kathpalia has been in trouble over alcohol tests. He was suspended for three months in 2017 for allegedly refusing to take breathalyzer tests (Photo: SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images).

By: Radhakrishna N S

India’s air safety watchdog on Monday (12) suspended the licence of a senior Air India pilot, who is also the carrier’s director of operations, for three years, a day after he failed two breathalyzer tests before a flight to London from New Delhi. This is the second time Arvind Kathpalia has been in trouble over alcohol tests. He was suspended for three months in 2017 for allegedly refusing to take breathalyzer tests. “The privileges of his licence have been suspended for a period of three years from 11.11.2018 as per the provisions of applicable regulations,” a spokesman at the Directorate…

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