Drunken pilot removed by police | FairPlane UK / 23.01.2018

Home > Drunk pilot flight delay

Drunken pilot removed by police | FairPlane UK image

A pilot who was about to fly a BA plane from Gatwick to Mauritius was removed from the cockpit by police minutes before take-off.

Concerned colleagues, who had smelled alcohol on the pilot, called the emergency services amidst fears over the safety of the 300 passengers on board.

As passengers and crew looked on, armed police boarded the plane and eventually led the pilot away in handcuffs.

The pilot is described as a 49 year old man from Harmondsworth in West Drayton.

A spokesperson for BA apologised to passengers, letting them know that the matter was being taken extremely seriously.

The flight eventually left for Mauritius following a delay of approximately 3 hours.

Share on Facebook      Share on Twitter FairPlane Fred image

We use cookies to improve your experience of our website. Click here to read more.