In Kazan, for six hours, the Aeroflot plane was detained because of a drunk pilot. As Telegram-channel Mash learned , the flight was delayed for several hours due to the pilot’s refusal to leave the flight. However, in Aeroflot this information is denied.
According to the source of Mash, the Airbus 320 carried out flight No. 1279. It was due to fly to Sheremetyevo on March 17 at 07:00 am. Before the departure, the crew passed a medical board, which found out that the 42-year-old commander of the ship Vadim Kashin was drunk. The paramedic did not allow him to control the aircraft, the flight with 24 passengers went to 13:02. Other passengers used other flights.
Kashin argued that he would “normally fly”, but the devices showed 0.2 ppm of alcohol. The paramedic wrote the certificate of medical examination twice, the pilot broke the first copy.
The pilot insisted that he drank a glass of red wine a day before the flight. However, as found out by Mash, Kashin performed the flight Moscow-Kazan on March 16: “Either the commander was drunk when flying from the capital, or – when he was going to fly there.”
The first check of Kashin allegedly took place at 06:10 am on March 17, then he found 0.2 per mille alcohol. At 11 am Aeroflot again sent him for examination, then the device showed 0.02 ppm. The company provides the data of the second examination as evidence of the soberness of the pilot.
The source of the agency “Tatar-Inform” in law enforcement agencies confirmedinformation about Kashin’s intoxication, however according to him, in the blood of the pilot was 0.06 ppm of alcohol. The agency claims that it was residual alcohol
The press service of Aeroflot denied the information about intoxication and stated that Kashin was sober at the time of the flight. According to the company, the pilot was tested in the Republican narcological dispensary of the Ministry of Health of Tatarstan, which “did not reveal signs of alcoholic intoxication”.
As evidence, the company provided the media with an act of examination by Kashin, signed by a drug therapist Aidar Nigmatullin.