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article imageQantas' pilot suspected of drinking alcohol forced out of cockpit

By Owen Weldon     Aug 5, 2012 in World
A Qantas captain was forced to give up the controls of a passenger jet because the cabin crew suspected her of drinking booze before the flight.
The jet was just minutes away from takeoff at the Sydney airport before the pilot was ejected from the flight.
According to Canberra Times, the airline has now launched an investigation into the incident because the senior pilot did end up testing positive for alcohol.
According to Sydney Morning Herald, the captain has now been withed from operational duties and will still receive full pay. Qantas did not say what reading the captain gave.
According to Herald Sun, the Boeing 767-300 was ordered to go back to the domestic terminal. That is where a replacement pilot took control of the plane.
The investigation into the incident is expected to take up to a month to complete. The Civil Aviation Safety Authority has also been told about the incident.
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