3 Nigerian Pilots Suspended By NCAA For Drinking Alcohol Before Operating Flights

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July 9, 2016 – 3 Nigerian Pilots Suspended By NCAA For Taking Alcohol Before Operating Flights

3 pilots who were suspended by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) for allegedly taking alcohol before operating their flights are to undergo psychiatric evaluation before rejoining the service, the authority said on Friday.

Mr Sam Adurogboye, Acting General Manager, Public Relations, NCAA, disclosed this while speaking to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.

NAN reports that the NCAA had recently withdrawn the licenses of the trio and placed them on a three-month suspension for breaching civil aviation regulations in the country.

According to the rules, a pilot is prohibited from taking alcohol for at least three hours before flight time.

Adurogboye noted that such act could compromise the safety of their passengers, adding that the NCAA was very vigilant in ensuring strict compliance to safety rules.

“It is very clear. They are to be off duty for three months. While on suspension, they are to be made to go through psychiatric evaluation before rejoining the service,” he said.

Adurogboye, therefore, advised all airline operators and pilots to abide by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Regulations (Nig.CARs), stressing that offenders would be visited with severe penalties.

[NAN]

12 thoughts on “3 Nigerian Pilots Suspended By NCAA For Drinking Alcohol Before Operating Flights

  1. See this killer pilots, how can u do that, drinking before taking over a plane were over 200 lives. Thank u NCAA for a job well done.

    • NIGERIANS HAS MANY ANIMALS IN PUBLIC OFFICES AND DIFFERENT POSITIONS… THEY SHOULD SACK OR TRANSFER THEM TO GO AND START FLYING KIT IN THE VILLAGES. DISCIPLINED COWS.

  2. The licences should be forever withdrawn. They are terrorists!
    Some of these pilots will come forward to condemn Boko Haram. Are they not the same, or even worse?
    That’s how truck- and bus drivers drink and drive and cause Road accidents.
    Now pilots are toeing the same path. SMH

  3. The suspension is in order if there is possible breach of the Regulations guiding their profession. Alcoholism after all is a form of temporary insanity.

  4. these people are so dumb how can u take alcohol. it’s God that protects one life not drivers pilot whatever.

  5. I hope the authorities will follow the footsteps of NCAA to suspend the license of drunk drivers and send to jail those who are involved in accidents.

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