- Germany's pilots unannounced tests on use of medication, drugs and alcohol. Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt said Sunday in German media that legislation worked before.
The reason for the checks is the crash with the unit Germanwings in March. The co-pilot left the device deliberately crash in France which all 150 passengers died. Later it emerged that he was walking around with suicide plans and had concealed from his employer that he was under treatment for depression.
The controls are recommended by a special task force after the crash was compiled by Dobrindts department. The minister expects the new law to present early next year.
The German organization of pilots is not enthusiastic, calling the control,, totally wrong ''. According to the organization,, an entire profession is placed under suspicion. ''