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Worst Airline Blunders of 2011: Indian Pilots Behaving Badly

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Indian Pilots Behaving Badly

IndiGo Airlines’ Captain Parminder Kaur Gulati raised suspicions when she made a rocky landing at Goa airport in January 2011 and then erred again on the return flight to Delhi, using the nose wheel to touch down instead of the rear landing gear. Investigators alleged that she used forged papers to obtain her airline transport pilot license—which has now been revoked. And you might need a drink after reading about other reprimanded Indian pilots: a report released by the Ministry of Civil Aviation in August 2011 reveals that more than 55 from airlines such as JetAirways, SpiceJet, IndiGo, GoAir, Air India, and Kingfisher tested positive for alcohol during preflight breath analyzer tests from January 2009 through June 2011.


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