Japan Airlines flight attendant found drunk on duty

- Xinhua, TOKYO

Dec 27, 2018-

A Japan Airlines flight attendant, who failed breathalyser tests last week, was found to have consumed alcohol while on duty, the JAL Co said Tuesday. An internal investigation showed that on a flight from Tokyo to Honolulu on December 17, the

46-year-old female attendant’s breath smelt of alcohol and failed two breathalyser tests conducted after a colleague noticed, JAL said.

“An unserved bottle of champagne (170g) for Premium Economy was found empty in the galley area,” JAL said in a release. Before boarding the flight, the attendant took a test and no alcohol had been detected.

However, she failed other two tests on board, which revealed 0.15 milligram and 0.1 mg of alcohol, respectively, in violation of JAL’s set limit of 0.10 mg, according to the airline.

JAL President Yuji Akasaka and Eri Abe, head of the cabin attendants division, will take 20 and 10 percent salary reductions for one month, respectively, to shoulder the responsibility of the incident, the airline said.

Published: 27-12-2018 11:02

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