10:52 am, Fri 22 Nov 2013
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.
54 year-old Irfan Faiz, was three times over the limit allowed for drinking and flying, unsteady on his feet and smelt of alcohol when he was arrested in September.
The Pakistan International Airlines flight was supposed to take off from Leeds Bradford to Pakistan, carrying nearly 200 passengers.
2:04 pm, Thu 19 Sep 2013
An airline pilot is in police custody after being arrested on suspicion of being drunk while in charge of a plane.
At about 10pm police were called to Leeds Bradford International Airport where they arrested an airline pilot on suspicion of carrying out an activity ancillary to an aviation function while impaired by drink.
The 54-year-old man, from Pakistan, is currently in custody.
– Spokesman for West Yorkshire Police
11:21 am, Thu 19 Sep 2013
The captain of a Pakistan International Airlines flight from Leeds Bradford Airport to Islamabad is currently being held on suspicion of being drunk while in charge of a plane.
The 54-year-old pilot, from Pakistan, was arrested around 10 o'clock last night apparently while making pre-flight checks in the cockpit of the Airbus 310 aircraft.
All 180 passengers on board at the time had to be taken off the plane and put up overnight in a hotel.
The pilot is currently being held on suspicion of carrying out an activity ancillary to an aviation function while impaired by drink.