DGCA may ground hundreds of AI pilots and crew members

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Aviation regulator DGCA may ground over 130 pilots and over 400 cabin crew of Air India after it was found during a surveillance in June that they had not undergone the mandatory breath analyser tests. But Air India said it was the difference in the interpretation of the law that had complicated the issue.
According to rules, crew members who test positive in the pre-flight medical checkup or those who refuse to take a breath analyzer test are required to be taken off flying duty for at least four weeks, with the airline initiating disciplinary proceedings against them. If the test cannot be done before a take-off, it has to be performed upon its return.
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