Japan Airlines flight to Hong Kong was delayed because its co-pilot was intoxicated

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16th March 2019 – (Hong Kong) A Japan Airlines Boeing 767 flight no. NH821 scheduled to fly from Haneda Airport in Tokyo to Hong Kong was delayed because its 40 year old co-pilot was over 6 times the permissible alcohol limit.

The co-pilot admitted that he drank 4 litres of beer on Wednesday and 720 mili-litre of wine on Thursday morning before the flight scheduled at 12.55am on Friday.

The co-pilot was subsequently replaced by another pilot, causing a 9-minute delay to the flight from Tokyo’s Haneda airport to Hong Kong.

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