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DGCA directs airlines to file FIR against suspended pilots


New Delhi: The country’s aviation regulator has directed Air India and Jet Airways to file legal complaints against their pilots, who were suspended for being drunk after operating overseas flights to India, an airline source said on Friday.

According to the airline source, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Thursday directed that FIRs be filed against the suspended pilots.

The regulator also sought copies of the FIRs filed.

“To ensure compliance of the rules, you are requested to lodge FIR against the above crew members with a police station appropriate jurisdiction within a period of one week. A copy of the FIR so filed may please be forwarded to DGCA at the earliest,” the DGCA letter to the airlines said.

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One pilot each of Air India and Jet Airways had been suspended for four years by DGCA after they were found drunk on the arrival of their overseas flights to India.

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