Drunk pilot pleads guilty

A pilot at Leeds Bradford Airport has been charged with being impaired by drink.

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Suspected drunk pilot arrested at Yorkshire airport

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.

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