Pilot, others fail alco-tests
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.