The Mexican ministry of Communications and Transportation announced yesterday that they have suspended five flight personnel from Aeromexico for flying drunk or attempting to fly drunk, this week.
One pilot, one co-pilot and one flight attendant, all from Aeromexico, were suspended for being under the influence on a flight from Puerto Vallerta to Mexico City this past Wednesday.
This announcement comes on the heels of two Aeromexico pilots found to be drinking before they took off on a flight from Costa Rica to Mexico City this past Saturday. The pilot and co-pilot were stopped from taking off by the rest of the flight crew when they suspected the pilots had been drinking. These two pilots’ licenses were also suspended.
The Mexican aviation ministry is looking into whether the pilot licenses of these individuals should be permanently revoked and canceled. In addition, the carrier itself is under investigation to see if it is doing enough to assure passenger safety.