Note From CCHR: If the fact that commercial airline pilots are now allowed to fly while under the influence on antidepressants and antipsychotic drugs doesn’t send off any alarm bells, then perhaps you should take two minutes and try this— go to this link https://www.cchrint.org/psychdrugdangers/drug_warnings.php and in the Search box (with the red text) simply type in the word suicide and scroll down the page to quickly look over the results. Then search aggression, hallucinations, violence and psychosis. By reversing their previous ruling and now allowing commercial airline pilots to fly under the influence of these drugs, the FAA is playing a game of Russian Roulette with all of us.
Published September 15, 2010
By Jessica Heslam
Hundreds of commercial and private U.S. pilots have been diagnosed and treated for a broad array of serious psychiatric and medical conditions, including schizophrenia, attempted suicide, sexual deviance, alcoholism and drug abuse, a Herald review has found.
The review comes in the wake of a chilling episode at Logan International Airport four months ago involving a distraught JetBlue [JBLU] pilot who threatened to “harm himself in spectacular fashion” an hour before takeoff – an incident that sent shudders through airline passengers across the country.
Medical record data from 2008, 2009 and 2010 provided by the Federal Aviation Administration under a public records request show:
— 15 pilots – including one from Massachusetts – have been treated for or diagnosed with schizophrenia.
— Another 292 pilots have attempted suicide, including five Bay Staters.
— 2,700 pilots have been treated for alcohol abuse, including 34 from Massachusetts, and another 1,253 have been diagnosed as alcoholics – including 20 Bay Staters.
— 1,377 pilots have been treated for drug abuse – 23 from Massachusetts – and another 94 for drug dependence.
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