world talking news – Over-the-limit British Airways pilot arrested in cockpit after panicked cabin crew called 999, court hears
A British Airways pilot was hauled out of the cockpit by armed police after a flight technician known as 999 because the plane was being ready for takeoff.
Julian Monaghan, 49, was arrested amid dramatic scenes on board the 300-passenger airplane at round 8pm at Gatwick Airport in January.
The 12-hour flight to Mauritius was minutes from departing when police have been known as as a result of cabin crew might scent alcohol on the pilot’s breath.
Emelyn Jones, defending, stated his consumer had a vodka and coke at 10.30am, claiming the pilot had drunk in an try to ship him to sleep earlier than the night flight.
However Monaghan, a long-serving British Airways first officer, was allegedly nonetheless drunk when he stepped into the cockpit.