A senior pilot who is also director of operations for Air India, and has had responsibility for flight safety and training, said he was told by the carrier he failed two breathalyzer tests on Sunday before a flight to London from New Delhi.

India Business News: Air India director (operations) Capt Arvind Kathpalia tested positive for alcohol during the mandatory pre-flight breath-analyser test in Delhi on Sun

A Bangkok-bound Air India flight returned to New Delhi as its co-pilot missed the pre-flight breath analyser test.

Senior Air India pilot fails alcohol test, another skips it; both grounded

Air India Flight from Delhi to Bangkok was forced to return minutes after takeoff and was then delayed by several hours on Sunday after the co-pilot skipped the breath analyser test.

Air India operations chief fails pre-flight alcohol test on London-New Delhi flight - Air India had to call another pilot to replace him and operate the flight (AI-111) which departed after a delay of 55 minutes, causing inconvenience to passengers, an airline source said.

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The Delhi-London flight was delayed after its captain tested positive for alcohol in his breath-analyser test while the Delhi-Bangkok flight was called back, 30 minutes, after it took-off as it was found its pilot had not taken the test

Senior Air India Pilot Found Drunk, Another Skips Test. Both Grounded

National carrier Air India today grounded a senior official after a mandatory breathalyzer test conducted shortly before he was supposed to fly a Boeing 787 Dreamliner plane between New Delhi and London detected an unacceptably high alcohol count in his blood. Captain Arvind Kathpalia, the Air India Director of Operations, will now face a probe by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

Air India pilot grounded after being caught drunk before takeoff for the 2nd time

An Air India flight from Delhi to London has been delayed after the pilot of the carrier was found unfit to fly. Passengers of the Air India flight AI 111 to London have been left stranded at the Delhi airport. The flight was delayed as the senior pilot and Director (Operations) Arvind Kathpalia failed the pre-flight breath analysis test for alcohol. The test deemed him unfit to fly.