Pi­lot, oth­ers fail alco-tests

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A Lat­vian Air Baltic pi­lot and three crew mem­bers in Oslo, Nor­way, were re­moved from a sched­uled flight to Ha­nia, Crete, early Satur­day, af­ter they failed a breath­a­lyzer test be­fore take­off, Nor­we­gian author­i­ties told Agence France-Presse. Ac­cord­ing to Nor­we­gian media re­ports, the plane was car­ry­ing 109 pas­sen­gers and was reg­is­tered as a tour group flight op­er­ated by Nor­we­gian group Star­tour. The pi­lot, co-pi­lot and two stew­ardesses – all Lat­vian na­tion­als – were de­tained and taken to a lo­cal hos­pi­tal for blood tests. Nor­we­gian author­i­ties said po­lice of­fi­cers had acted af­ter a tip-off from an anony­mous caller in the early hours of Satur­day. The plane crew could face up to two years be­hind bars if found guilty.

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