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Bai B Nai

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The Media are going to have another field day with this. Only a matter of time before Connie Chung, John Stossel, or Aaron Brown do a big story on this "problem." Good thing "60 Minutes" is on hiatus.



Another pilot caught drunk at Miami airport
News partner CBS 4
Posted July 11 2002, 6:35 AM EDT

An AeroMexico pilot has been fired after being caught drunk while getting ready to fly a passenger flight out of Miami.

CBS 4 reported that the pilot was stopped about two months ago when screeners at Miami International Airport noticed alcohol on his breath.

Miami-Dade police were called and, after the pilot agreed, he was given a sobriety test. He failed and was not allowed on the plane, but he was not arrested because he had not entered the plane.

An AeroMexico spokesman said the pilot, who lives in Mexico, was fired after the airline learned of the incident.

"our main priority is the safety of our passengers and we have a zero tolerance policy (relating to alcohol abuse) ... and that's why he was fired immediately," the spokesman said.

Earlier this month, two America West pilots who allegedly had been drinking were arrested after they tried to take command of their scheduled flight at Miami International with 120 passengers aboard.

Copyright © 2002, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
 

Rvrrat

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<snort!> One only needs read the book titled Bias; after which the "news" ceases to be intimidating or meaningful.

People making poor choices or acting in a maner that does not reflect a strong ethical structure is NOT news.
 
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