Pilot arrested in UK on suspicion of drink-flying

British police say 54-year-old Pakistani man taken into custody in Leeds Bradford airport

The 54-year-old pilot was arrested on suspicion of ‘carrying out an activity ancillary to an aviation function while impaired by drink’. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

The 54-year-old pilot was arrested on suspicion of ‘carrying out an activity ancillary to an aviation function while impaired by drink’. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

 

An airline pilot is in police custody after being arrested on suspicion of being drunk while in charge of a plane.

The 54-year-old man, who is believed to be a pilot with Pakistan International Airlines, was arrested at Leeds Bradford airport last night.

A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police said: “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 alcohol.

“The 54-year-old man, from Pakistan, is currently in custody.”

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