Random alcohol testing: What about substance abuse?

On Sept 15, a Singapore Airlines (SIA) flight from Melbourne, Australia to Wellington in New Zealand was cancelled after the pilot failed a random alcohol test.

Four months later, the captain was fired and from March 31, all pilots flying out of Singapore are subject to random alcohol testing, as declared by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS).

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 05, 2019, with the headline 'Random alcohol testing: What about substance abuse?'. Print Edition | Subscribe