This canadian pilot he was inspired by his fellow indonesian, dismissed after having taken the controls of an aircraft drunk or drugged ? A pilot of the airline company Sunwing was arrested Saturday after being found intoxicated in the Boeing 737 as he was about to fly to the departure of the canadian airport Calgary (west). The man, 37-year-old was found drunk shortly before 7 o’clock in the morning in the cockpit of the plane that he had to lead up to Cancun, in Mexico, with 99 passengers and five other crew members on board.
Before the departure of the flight, the staff present at the boarding gates, and the members of the crew had noticed that the driver had a “strange behaviour” before “fainting in the cockpit”. The crew then immediately notified the authorities. The pilot was then “escorted out of the plane” and then “placed in custody by Calgary police”, according to a press release from the police.
More than three times the rate of alcohol permitted
The authorities have explained that the pilot had “more than three times the rate of alcohol permitted” in his system (or 0.08% in Canada) two hours after his arrest. The driver has been especially accused of having been at the controls of an aircraft with a blood alcohol concentration above the legal limit, and faces other potential charges, according to police.
A spokesperson of the company Sunwing has indicated to local media that the company was “grateful to the crew for his diligence in addressing this very unfortunate incident”. The flight was able to take off later with a different captain at the controls of the device.