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Members of crews and air traffic controllers will be tested for alcohol and drugs


Dispatchers and aircraft crews will check for alcohol and drugs.

Information about this appeared on the eve of the day in some Russian media, and, as noted in the original sources, the initiator of such actions by the Ministry of Transport, likely believing that it will increase the safety of air traffic in the territory of the Russian Federation. It should be clarified that the idea to initiate a test of air traffic controllers and the crew members are not so new, and before such a decision has already been discussed, however, appear to be due to inappropriate, his acceptance was delayed.

It should be noted that in recent years has increased the number of cases of detection of alcohol and drugs in the blood of the crew members of passenger aircraft in the world, which in turn can threaten catastrophic consequences.

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