All Nip­pon pi­lots missed al­co­hol tests 500 times

The Welland Tribune - - Business - New ser­vices

TOKYO — There were at least about 500 cases in the past year in which All Nip­pon Air­ways and Ja­pan Air­lines pi­lots failed to take pre­flight al­co­hol tests, the trans­port min­istry has said. The Land, In­fra­struc­ture, Trans­port and Tourism Min­istry in­spected the of­fices of the two air­lines last month to probe how they were en­forc­ing the rules for pre­flight al­co­hol tests. JAL and ANA group pi­lots had been found to be drink­ing ex­ces­sively be­fore flights in Oc­to­ber. ANA con­ducted about 110,000 pre­flight al­co­hol tests at Haneda Air­port be­tween Novem­ber last year and Oc­to­ber this year, but there was no record of tests be­ing con­ducted in 393 cases.

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