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Drunken pilot jailed

A pilot with 25 years experience has been jailed for nine months after admitting to being drunk in charge of a flight that was about to take off from Leeds Bradford International airport.

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Respected pilot jailed for nine months

A respected pilot, with a career spanning more than two decades, is behind bars, for being drunk in charge of a flight about to take off from Leeds Bradford airport.

A court heard Irfan Faiz drank had three quarters of a litre of whisky before attempting to fly a plane.

156 people were on board the Pakistan International Airlines plane, bound for Islamabad. Faiz was in the cockpit, when he was stopped from going any further. Calendar's Tina Gelder was in court.

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