SIA pilot who failed alcohol test taken off payroll

Pilot told he will remain suspended without pay while airline investigates, say sources

In its letter to the pilot, SIA said the decision to suspend him without pay, with immediate effect, is because he is no longer able to fulfil his duties as a pilot, according to sources.
In its letter to the pilot, SIA said the decision to suspend him without pay, with immediate effect, is because he is no longer able to fulfil his duties as a pilot, according to sources.PHOTO: ST FILE

A Singapore Airlines (SIA) captain, who was grounded after he failed an alcohol test before a flight in Australia, has now been told that he is off the payroll.

The Straits Times understands that the pilot was informed of the airline's decision late last week, about two weeks after the Sept 15 incident.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 05, 2018, with the headline 'SIA pilot who failed alcohol test taken off payroll'. Subscribe