MEXICO CITY — Mexican authorities suspended the licenses of two pilots, two co-pilots and a flight attendant on flights operated by Mexican carrier Aeromexico for being under the influence of alcohol, the Communications and Transportation Department said in a statement Thursday.
The department said three crew members on an Aeromexico flight that arrived Wednesday at the Mexico City airport from the Pacific coast resort of Puerto Vallarta had been found to have consumed alcohol.
And the department said that an Aeromexico flight from San Jose, Costa Rica to Mexico City was canceled on Saturday after Costa Rican authorities determined the pilot and co-pilot had been drinking.
The licenses of all the crew members were suspended, and the department opened an investigation in which the licenses could be permanently canceled. It also opened a civil investigation of the carrier to determine whether it fulfilled its responsibilities to ensure the safe operations of its flights.
No one answered calls for comment at Aeromexico, Mexico's largest carrier.