Jetstar pilot is fired after shocking discovery on his luggage on flight from Bali
- Jetstar pilot stopped after Bali flight
- Illegal drug traces found on luggage
- No drugs were found on the pilot
A Jetstar pilot has been suspended after traces of an illegal drug were found on his luggage and phone.
The substance was discovered after the plane landed in Melbourne from Bali on May 23.
The Australian Federal Police made the discovery during a routine check.
Officers conducted further investigations, but found no illegal drugs on the pilot or in his belongings.
However, traces of an illegal drug were also found on the pilot’s phone, according to anonymous sources reported by Channel Nine.
A Jetstar pilot flying from Bali in May has been fired after traces of illegal drugs were found on his luggage and phone (stock image)
While the Australian Federal Police found no drugs on the pilot, Jetstar is conducting its own internal investigation
As part of the screening process, other crew members and passengers were also searched.
The police have closed their investigation and issued a statement that there will be no criminal charges as they consider the case closed.
However, the airline is still investigating the pilot, who has been withdrawn from all duties until cleared.
In a statement released Monday, Jetstar said staff understood that illegal or recreational drugs were completely off-limits while on duty.
“We have zero tolerance for pilots operating under the influence of alcohol or other drugs and always test in accordance with aviation regulations,” said Jetstar.
The airline said it could not provide any further information about the case for privacy reasons.
The drug traces were picked up by Australian Federal Police officers during routine checks