Alcohol, Aviating and Outcomes

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On June 20, 2014, a 63-year-old Alaska Airlines captain piloted two passenger flights from San Diego to Portland, Oregon, and then back. Upon returning to San Diego, he was randomly selected for drug and alcohol testing by the carrier. The breathalyzer test revealed his blood alcohol concentrations...

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