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Things with Wings: Strange But True Aviation News

Each week, Benet Wilson from AviationWeek posts some of the craziest aviation news out there. Here are three examples of the stories she found this week: 

Drunk pilot, part one.  Air India can’t seem to catch a break.  First it had to deal with two pilots allegedly molesting a flight attendant.  And now it has to deal with a pilot preparing to fly from Mumbai to New York failing a pre-flight breathalyzer test, reports The Australian.

Drunk pilots, part two. Pilots in India who show up drunk on the job usually don’t face serious penalties, reports India Today.  A shortage of experienced pilots cause airlines to turn a blind eye to alcoholic infractions, it added.

I hope it was at least good beer! A 23 year old passenger on an Air Canada flight from Vancouver to Fort McMurray, Alberta, caused the flight to be diverted.  Why? He had stolen a beer from the beverage cart and tried to hide the evidence by flushing the can down the toilet, reports The Standard.  The flight diverted to Kelowna and arrived 75 minutes late.

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