• Kyodo


All Nippon Airways Co. apologized Wednesday for flight delays in Okinawa last week caused by a pilot who called in sick after a night out drinking.

Five domestic flights departing and arriving in Japan’s southern island prefecture were delayed for up to 58 minutes until a replacement pilot was found.

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