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Drunk Pilot To Dubai Arrested In The Cockpit @ LHR  
User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13739 posts, RR: 19
Posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 8479 times:

A 53 year old pilot, charged with being drunk and now released on bail was arrested at Terminal 3 in his cockpit at London Heathrow.

The flight was going to Dubai according to Capital FM (95.8FM, London, UK)

It is not known who the pilot was employed by.

Source: BBC and Capital FM


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User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13739 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 8439 times:

www.pprune.org is an interesting website.

It's forums are of further interest.

It's Rumours and News forums have intriguing information.

Maybe the airline, who was departing from LHR, is mentioned there?



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User currently offlineGoAround From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 616 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 8381 times:

Well, being from T3, this suggests Emirates?

Tut tut!



GoAround
User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 8374 times:

According to a pprune post:
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"Yes it's a fact. A Captain on this morning's Royal Brunei was arrested after failing a breath test. He was due to operate a flight out of LHR. He was taken to Heathrow Police Station under arrest."

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No flight number given....


User currently offlineDelayedagain From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 8263 times:

How ironic is it that is should be Royal Brunei. Are they still a dry airline? capt obviously thought he'd ''refuel'' while he still could.
Mind you, their service would drive anyone to drink  Smile


User currently offlineNdebelebev From Sudan, joined Apr 2004, 877 posts, RR: 44
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 7895 times:

Lol @ delayedagain.

Yeah BI are a dry airline or indeed were when I flew with them in 2002. I had to endure 17hrs LHR-AUH-BWN with not even a glass of wine with the meal!!

My guess is the flight number is BI098 to BWN via DXB.

Regards

Ndebelebev



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User currently offlineAvianceGirlUK From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 7825 times:

lol.. indeed you are all right and what a shame that day was.. 30 years of experience Capt Nicholls had and now probably all gone down the drain..what a nice man he was too..


User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 20
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 7783 times:
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It must have been BI 098 as the pilot was arrested 9:40 am and that's the departure time for BI 098.




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User currently offlineStearmanNut From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 352 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 7393 times:

Brings to memory of the two America West pilots arrested in MIA last year. Both were intoxicated way beyond legal limits.

FYI, one of those two pilots, a man named Cloyd, is Glen Campbell's son-in- law. I guess the boozing runs the family...



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User currently offlineINNflight From Switzerland, joined Apr 2004, 3766 posts, RR: 60
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 7344 times:

Also, there got a BA Airbus crew arrested at HEL some months ago, as they were drunk.... Sad.




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User currently offlineGoAllegheny From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 340 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 6887 times:

These stories always make me wonder how many "slightly" inebriated pilots actually get to the flight deck and fly.

User currently offlineSoups From Ghana, joined Jun 2004, 3438 posts, RR: 14
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 6863 times:

with it being an BI flight i guess that flight was cancelled due to lack of pilots in the UK of that particulat airline.. any1 got any info if it left yet


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User currently offlineRegis From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 6734 times:

Better wait for the complete facts before rushing to condemn this gentleman. Failing a breath test is NOT the same as being drunk.

User currently offlineA346 From Germany, joined May 2004, 115 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 6520 times:

INNflight!

It was a LH crew that was arrested in HEL, both pilots got fired. I just talked about it with a LH FA about it a few days ago  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 6495 times:

This is not good for both pilots got fired with their job and will relace them with more pilot without of drinking onboard. It is against with the laws, right?

User currently offlineA346 From Germany, joined May 2004, 115 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 6443 times:

As far as I know there is no limit of alcohol that you can't fly an airplane like when you drive a car. At least was it like that as the incident happened I think 2 years ago.
But Lh has a regulation for Pilots and their FAs that they are not allowed to drink alcohol 12 hours prior to the flight.
As I know from talking to the FA she said, flying international, you party the first two days and the night before the flight everyone has his coke standing in front of him  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineMilehighclub From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2004, 47 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 5333 times:

I used to run one of the more popular nightclubs in Dubai (EK crew were our most frequent guests, and the main draw for the other punters)..and it would shock me to see some the pilots and crew drinking to abandon till 3am - many of them "boasting" of their early morning departures the same morning.

I would always avoid EK morning flights for this reason....

I know its hard to believe but its true i assure you.


User currently offlineHa763 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 3655 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 5252 times:
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The FAA has a 0.02% blood alcohol limit for pilots. Also, most if not all airlines forbid pilots from drinking alcohol 12 hours prior to their flight.

Failing a breath test is NOT the same as being drunk.

As far as the law is concerned, failing a breath test means you are drunk since your blood alcohol limit is at or above what the law has determined is considered to be intoxicated.


User currently offlineEI A330-200 From Sweden, joined Apr 2001, 409 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4883 times:

I believe he was refering to the fact that there are other things that can cause you to fail a breath test. Things like Binaca, Listerene pocket packs, berath mints, toothpaste, etc. (think minty) can casue your BAL to skyrocket. I was involved in a program here in the States called Every 15 Minutes, to help prevent drunk driving of teens, and one of the activities we did was take a Brethalizer test before and after spraying Binaca, then the pocketpacks, etc. The results were interesting.


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