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Indian Pilots Behaving Badly

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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transport pilot license—which has now been revoked.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.

Worst Airline Blunders of 2011

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transport pilot license—which has now been revoked.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.

david pearson / Alamy

Worst Airline Blunders of 2011

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