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Pilots stood down after mid-air drama

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WELLINGTON - Air New Zealand has stood down two pilots after a mid-air drama in which the airline said the first officer was locked out of the cockpit during a trans-Tasman flight. 

Air New Zealand has stood down two pilots after a mid-air drama in which the airline said the first officer was locked out of the cockpit during a trans-Tasman flight. (AFP photo)

The incident on a Perth-Auckland flight on May 21 followed "some tension" between the pair, after the flight's departure was delayed when the first officer was required to undertake a random drug and alcohol test, the airline said.

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