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Flydubai pilot sacked after failing alcohol test

Dubai-based low cost airline terminates contract of pilot who failed alcohol test before being due to operate flight to the UAE from Nepal

Flydubai pilot sacked after failing alcohol test

A flydubai pilot who last month failed an alcohol test before being due to operate a flight to the UAE from Nepal has reportedly been sacked.

Reuters quoted a spokeswoman from the Dubai-based low cost airline as saying the pilot's contract had been terminated.

The captain was found to have a blood alcohol level over the legal limit and deemed unfit to operate the July 29 Kathmandu to Dubai flight after colleagues raised concerns, Reuters reported.

"Flydubai confirms that the pilot’s employment has been terminated. The safety of our passengers and crew is our priority," it quoted the spokeswoman as saying on Tuesday.

The pilot has not been identified.

The flight, operated by a replacement crew, arrived in Dubai 10 hours and 30 minutes later than originally scheduled.

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