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Skymark Fukuoka Airport mechanic doesn’t conduct breathalyzer check and 4 flights are delayed | NHK

An airline Skymark Fukuoka Airport mechanic inspected the plane with out conducting the legally mandated alcohol check, and one other mechanic redo it, inflicting a delay of as much as two hours on 4 flights. backside.

According to Skymark, at Fukuoka Airport on the nineteenth, a mechanic in his 60s was inspecting the plane earlier than departure with out conducting the authorized alcohol check.

According to firm rules, the upkeep supervisor is meant to examine the inspection file kind earlier than beginning work, however he solely confirmed it verbally, and the mechanic answered that he had inspected it.

However, as a result of there was no file of the inspection, one other mechanic needed to redo the inspection. As a outcome, the flight from Fukuoka to Naha was delayed by greater than two hours, and the next flights had been additionally delayed for a complete of 4 flights. has occurred.

The mechanic mentioned, “I believed that the voluntary inspection earlier than the beginning of labor was a prescribed inspection,” so alcohol was not detected within the voluntary inspection.

Skymark has acquired a enterprise enchancment suggestion from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, saying that the upkeep supervisor labored in a drunken state in February this yr, and since 2018, a complete of six administrative steering has been acquired. .

Skymark commented, ‘We deeply apologize for inflicting lots of hassle.’