According to Indian Commercial Pilots\u2019 Association, an Air India senior pilot has been allegedly violating pre-flight breath analyser (BA) test. A Kathpala, the Director Operation Captain has been reported for violating the mandatory test putting the lives of flying passengers and crew members in danger. The Captain's misconduct was brought to notice when the pilots' union body- Indian Commercial Pilots\u2019 Association (ICPA) reported it to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). The ICPA comprises of 800 odd members. Hindustan Times says the written note reads, \u201cIt has been brought to our notice that one of the executive directors, who is a pilot, has been evading pre-flight medical tests endangering the safety of innocent flying passengers and crew members.\u201d As a precautionary measure, the pre-flight breath analyser test is mandatory for pilots and cabin crew before a flight takes off. As per DGCA rules, skipping the BA test is equivalent to testing positive for alcohol. The written note from ICPA asked DGCA to go through Air India's medical records and CCTV camera footage facilitated by the airliner in Delhi. You may also like to watch this video: [jwplayer m3TdutVE] An ICPA member said, \u201cAction has been taken against pilots who had genuinely forgotten to do post flight breath analyser tests. Stringent action should be taken against this person for covering up the matter.\u201d Director Operation Captain A Kathpala will now face a four-member panel set up by Air India's flight safety department. A DGCA official said, \u201cWe have received intimation that a senior executive pilot has evaded the pre-flight medical tests in the past 15 days at the Delhi airport. This information has already been submitted to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and therefore it is required that this is investigated at the earliest.\u201d According to DGCA's data safety lapses tripled from 69 to 186 in four years time between 2011 and 2015.