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All job interviews are tough, but for would-be pilots in northern China they really are the pits.

This airline interviewing students in Taiyuan, Shanxi province, as trainee aircrew demanded to sniff under their arms to see if they suffer from BO.

"Our staff work very closely with the public and no passenger wants to smell a pilot's armpits," explained one of the testers.

"And if they can keep their cool in this test, they aren't going to sweat in the cockpit," they added.

Other conditions included a maximum height of 6ft 2ins, a "pleasant" face and a good grasp of English.

One rejected applicant said: "I passed everything but I was doomed by my armpits, which are always a bit whiffy."

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