SAS pilot failed a breathalyzer test

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A SAS pilot was stopped, after failing a breathalyzer test, from going to work at Stavanger Airport Sola.

The pilot was stopped in a routine breathalyzer check on June 11, but the episode has not been revealed until now, writes Stavanger Aftenblad.

The pilot’s test results came back positive and the subsequent blood test also showed that the pilot had an illegally high concentration of alcohol in his bloodstream. Blood alcohol content was allegedly close to the limit of 0.2.

The police have stopped two SAS employees with BAC (blood alcohol content) at the airport within a month.

“These are two extremely unusual events,” says Communications Director Karin Nyman in SAS.

A female cabin crew member from SAS was stopped after a breathalyzer test on Sunday 7 July. The plane that was scheduled to fly to Copenhagen was never relieved and was canceled with the reason code “operational reasons”.

After that Aftenbladet found out that the pilot lost his flight certificate after the incident and is no longer employed by SAS.

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