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Another embarrassment: Air India pilot arrested for reporting drunk in Sharjah before flight

May 17, 2015    

In a huge embarrassment for the national carrier, an Air India captain was arrested in Sharjah, UAE on Saturday for turning up drunk to operate a long-haul flight to Delhi via Kochi. 120 passengers on Flight AI 934, were at the mercy of this captain who wasn't even fit enough to walk straight.The captain R Nanda, who was also partof the rescue efforts in Yemen, was reportedly reeking of liquor and was caught at the security checkpoint of the Sharjah airport while being frisked by officials along with other passengers.Sources told Firstpost that Nanda's name had even been recommended forthe exa...

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