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Drunken United Airlines Pilot Arrested at Heathrow.
20 October 2008 @ 10:32

Sky News Claims:
The 44-year-old man was held following a breath test as the plane waited at Terminal One of London's Heathrow Airport on Sunday morning. He was a first officer for United Airlines and was due to embark on a flight to San Francisco. A police spokeswoman said: "At approximately 9am on Sunday, officers attended an aircraft at Heathrow Terminal One and arrested a 44-year-old man. "The man arrested is bailed to return to Heathrow police station on January 16 pending further enquiries." A police source told PA the man had been arrested on suspicion of "being aviation staff performing an aviation function whilst exceeding the prescribed alcohol limit". The legal limit for pilots is nine micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath. This is more than three times stricter than the drink-drive limit, which is 35 micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath.



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