Flight Cancelled At Melbourne Airport After Pilot Failed Breath Test

Customers not happy

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A flight from Melbourne to Wellington was cancelled after the pilot failed a random breath test.

News.com.au reports Singapore airlines flight SQ247 was scheduled to fly from Melbourne to Wellington on Saturday morning.

However the flight never took off as the pilot was deemed “unfit to fly”.

“Civil Aviation Safety Authority officials undertook a random drug and alcohol test of all crew prior to them starting their pre-flight checks,” Singapore Airlines spokesperson, Karl Schubert told News.com.au.

“The pilot in question did not pass the test due to having a higher than suitable blood alcohol limit. The pilot in question was stood down and has been suspended from all duties effective immediately. 

“He has returned to Singapore where a full investigation will be undertaken. We will also work closely with the Australian and Singaporean authorities to ensure they are supplied the information they require.”

Passengers were booked onto other flights across the weekend.

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