Sad to see this... but note how it's reported. It's not "Quantas Pilot Pulled From Flight For Drinking" and then in the body of the article, it reveals the pilot to have been a woman. No, the fact that it's a woman pilot whose violating her sacred oath to not drink and fly is made part of the headline. (Not defending the woman, shame on her. But I just think it is interesting to see how the headline was written.)
Daily Mail: Female airline pilot pulled from flight just minutes before take off after cabin crew suspect her of drinking
The female captain of a Qantas plane
was ordered from the controls of a passenger jet last week, just minutes
before it was due to take off, after cabin crew suspected she had been
drinking alcohol before the flight.
pilot was suspended and Qantas has since launched an investigation into
the incident after the senior pilot recorded a positive reading for
has been withheld from operational duties on full pay, but the airline
will not comment on what reading she gave or how recently before the
flight she had been drinking.
The incident occurred last Monday as the Qantas aircraft was about to depart Sydney for Brisbane.
Flight attendants on the Boeing 767-300 aircraft, which can carry 254
passengers, informed the airline's flight operations managers that they
suspected the captain of the plane had been drinking.
aircraft had already been pulled back from the domestic terminal and
was taxiing towards a runway for take-off when Qantas management made
the decision to stand down the captain from command of the plane.
767 returned to the domestic terminal where the captain was taken off
the plane and a replacement pilot was found to fly to Brisbane.