An Indonesian airline has fired a pilot suspected of trying to fly a plane while he was drunk. Citilink President Director Albert Burhan announced that he and the airline’s production director would resign over the impropriety.
A footage showed the pilot appeared to stagger through a metal detector at a security checkpoint. Security guards picked up his belongings that were falling on the floor as he seemed out of control.
Passengers became suspicious when they heard slurred words and unclear announcements from the cockpit. Some of them left the plane and asked for a replacement of the pilot they believed to be either drunk or under drug influence.
Citilink assigned a new pilot to fly the Airbus A320 about an hour behind schedule. The flight had 154 passengers but a number reportedly decided to cancel.