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SAS employee arrested intoxicated at Sola

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A cabin employee on a SAS aircraft that was going from Sola to Copenhagen was arrested for for being intoxicated on Sunday, writes Stavanger Aftenblad.

“I can confirm that the police stationed at the Stavanger Airport, Sola went to arrest a female cabin employee on a SAS plane that was going to Copenhagen, Sunday morning. The cause was suspected of intoxication,” says operations manager Victoria Hillveg in the Southwest police district to the newspaper.

A blood sample was taken from the woman who confirmed that she had a been drinking. Even though her blood-alcohol levels were low, the police were very serious about the case.

“When it comes to aircraft and safety, there is zero tolerance when it comes drinking at work. Passengers should never doubt safety when they are traveling. They should feel safe,” says Hillveg.

The plane that was going to Copenhagen was never relieved and was canceled with the reason code “operational reasons”. Southwest Police District has established a criminal case against the woman.

Press contact in SAS, Tonje Sund, tells the newspaper that they will handle the case according to current rules.

SAS has clear routines for follow-up, and looks very serious at the incident. Security is top priority and we have zero tolerance for alcohol during service.

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