An airline pilot has been suspended after being arrested at Birmingham Airport on suspicion of being over the legal alcohol limit.
The 51-year-old man, who works for airline Thomson Airways, was detained by West Midlands Police.
The incident took place on Sunday February 10, although details have only just emerged.
The pilot has since been told he will face no further police action, Thomson is carrying out its own investigation into the incident.
A spokeswoman for the airline said: "Thomson Airways is aware that allegations of an aviation offence brought against one of our pilots have been dropped.
"However, we are continuing to conduct an internal investigation into the situation, and the pilot in question has been suspended.
"We are not able to comment further until our investigations are complete."
The pilot, who has not been named, was initially released on bail pending further inquiries after being arrested inside the airport on suspicion of being unfit to perform aviation duties due to drink.
A report has found that border officials at Birmingham Airport could have been carrying out illegal bag searches, without the passengers' knowledge.
It said: "Despite the fact that the current Border Force enforcement handbook guidance prohibited this activity, staff confirmed they were carrying out covert baggage searches."
A Border Force spokesman said:
Searching baggage, including when the owner is not present, is a legal and proportionate response to this issue. Any such searches must be authorised by a senior officer.
We have already taken action on the recommendations the Chief Inspector made in his report.
– John Vine, Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration
I found there was no central record to show occasions where covert baggage searches were carried out, but no seizures were made.
The absence of these records meant that no assurance could be provided to demonstrate that this power was being used in a lawful, proportionate and controlled manner.
Illegal luggage searches could have been conducted by border officials at one of Britain's busiest airports, without the passengers' knowledge.
Over 1,000 pieces of luggage were seized at Birmingham Airport in the year to September.
However, Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration John Vine said there was no record of the instances in which these searches did not result in a successful seizure.
Because of this, there is no way of knowing the total number of searches conducted in the period, and whether border staff were breaching passengers' rights.
– Birmingham airport
An incident involving Monarch flight ZB467 arriving from Nice and operated by AURELA Airlines occurred at 13.11 this afternoon.
We can confirm the passengers left the aircraft using the steps, there were no injuries and no one was hurt.
The airport is open with flights arriving and departing. Some flight departures may still be subject to delay; passengers should contact the airline directly.
Birmingham Airport says no passengers were injured after a flight skidded off the runway. They have been taken to the terminal building where they are waiting for their luggage. It is not known when flights will resume.
A passenger who says she was on board the flight which skidded off the runway at Birmingham Airport took this picture after being allowed off the flight.