Skip to comments.'Drunk' Pilot Four times Over Alcohol Limit
Posted on 09/20/2013 1:14:24 PM PDT by nickcarraway
An on-duty airline pilot arrested at Leeds Bradford Airport yesterday was four times over the legal alcohol limit, a court has heard.
Irfan Faiz, 54, had been due to captain a flight to Islamabad on Wednesday night and was carrying out pre-flight checks when staff at the airport noticed he was unsteady on his feet and smelt of intoxicants. The plane had 180 passengers on board.
The Pakistan International Airlines pilot, who was chewing gum and had consumed mints to hide the odour, admitted one charge of carrying out "an activity ancillary to an aviation function while impaired by drink".
Martin Townend, prosecuting, told Leeds Magistrates' Court: "He did gain access to the cockpit of the aircraft when he was stopped by managers, who contacted police, who arrested him.
"There was a potential for the plane to have been piloted by a drunk pilot. That would have been dangerous for the passengers, and people living in the UK, as that plane could have potentially crashed."
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If I had to return to Pakistan, I’d get drunk, too, just to take the edge off.
Yeah, but he could have landed it upside down.
Hello, thish ish Irfan yer doorman.
Alluaha have another, please!!
Dean Martin: What sort of work do you do?
Foster Brooks: I’m an—a-air—line pilot...
Just what IS the alcohol limit for pilots?
Going to Pakistan....let him drink all he wants...Barkeep set em up!
Probably zero. Last I heard, it was “12 hours bottle to throttle”.
Peter Criss, drummer of the band KISS, recalled in his auto-biography meeting a couple of airline pilots in rehab who admitted to being high on cocaine while flying.
PIA = Perhaps I Arrive.
You would usually see one or two other bands on the flight, probably because it was the cheapest available.
Stewardesses didnt even know how to work the cabin lights.