Bad Trip: Pilot of Lion Air flight who missed runway in Bali was under the influence, says BNN director

Today apparently has been a real tell-all for the director of Indonesia’s National Narcotics Agency (BNN). 

After confirming on Thursday from Denpasar that two WNA pilots working for Indonesian airline Susi Air tested positive for heroin use, Commissioner General Budi Waseso had another big reveal. 

The Lion Air flight that made infamy by coming up short of the runway in Bali on April 13, 2013 had the screwed up landing because the pilot was under the influence, according to Waseso. 

Waseso shared the news at today’s inauguration of Bali’s P4PGN Program, the Prevention Eradication, Abuse, and Circulation of Illicit Drugs. 

This revelation is so shocking, because mainstream media had reported back in 2013 that the pilot had passed drug and alcohol testing following the crash. 

But Waeso says that drug testing revealed that the Lion Air pilot responsible for plunging the flight into the water was positive for narcotics. 

It’s not clear why Waseso decided to go live with this scandal at this time. 

“He (the pilot) hallucinated that the ground in Bali was bigger, so he landed the plane in the sea,” Tribun Bali quoted the three star general as saying. 

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