Global events unfolding in contemporary era within the aviation transport industry indicates a very repugnant picture, which if global leaders fail to confront such menace head-on, is likely to spell doom to the entire human race; where its emanating catastrophic consequences would be extremely difficult to obliterate from
deep memory of homo sapiens on the universe .
I had travelled from
Flight attendants did not hesitate
Beside where I was mandated to sit were young men numbering approximately ten in number already in a very volatile frenzied disposition. I readily sourced that some of them were already emptying bottled alcoholic beverages which they had brought
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As usual, these young men including
At this point, I decided to make few enquiries why most passengers
The palpable reality here is that I have undertaken similar trips into fewer jurisdictions abroad over the years and have been confronted with such demands of similar bottled beverages from attendants in the course of flight expedition; little did I fathom that these
Alcoholism, permitted on flights? This is where the danger looms.
Negative effects of alcoholism
It is indisputable fact that alcohol consumption has severe devastating consequences to the human anatomy, even
Apparently, persons with acute antagonistic ‘personality disorders’ in the context of alcohol intake could easily be triggered or exasperated to cause extreme mayhem or nuisance once such
A consumer could go haywire and be so destructive, likewise the professional Pilot, who, under the influence of alcohol could end up messing the lives of people entrusted in their care.
Indeed, the world is witnessed to the unfortunate incidence that has
It would be recalled that on October 29, 2018, Lion Air Flight 610, a Boeing 737 MAX 8 crashed into the Java Sea shortly after takeoff from Soekarno–Hatta International Airport in Jakarta en route to Depati Amir Airport in Pangkal Pinang, Indonesia.
All 189 passengers and crew did not survive, all were murdered in cold blood. This is not an isolated incident.
Much as global influential leaders and of course aviation professionals are ascribing most of these needless incidents to either defective software or general mechanical failure or perhaps the incessant terrorist activities that are incontrovertibly in vogue among extremists in
In this connection, I’m compelled to come to conclusion that, the above postulation could invariably also be a major root cause to most of these fatalities confronting humanity, which of course, needed to be looked at.
Being a professional member of Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport, CILT-GHANA, it behooves me to sound the clarion call, to world leaders, to tender in rational policy initiatives that would ensure that not a minutest of an alcoholic beverage in any form, whatsoever, is stowed
The writer is a member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport, CILT-GHANA
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