Co-pilot above the legal alcohol limit at Amsterdam Schiphol, flight cancelled and heavy fine

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On 27 January, a 51-year-old co-pilot was held at Schiphol Airport (Amsterdam): after an alcohol test, he was found to be above the legal limit. “The ten other crew members were alcohol-free, but the foreign airline was forced to cancel the flight,” airport police said. The co-pilot immediately paid the €3,400 fine.

When checking the official site, only one long-haul flight was cancelled this morning: Delta Air Lines DL47 towards New York JFK. Upon request, the airline confirmed to Aviation24.be that that flight was cancelled due to a mechanical issue. To another news channel, the airline spoke about a crew duty issue, but didn’t elaborate.

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