United Airways pilot has license suspended after turning up drunk to work


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(The Hill) – A courtroom in France sentenced a United Airways pilot to a six-month suspended jail time period and one-year suspended license for displaying as much as work intoxicated Tuesday, native media shops reported. 

The pilot, reportedly a 63-year-old American, referred to solely as “Henry W.” in French media, confirmed as much as work at Paris’s Charles de Gaulle Airport with a blood alcohol content material 3 times the authorized restrict for pilots in Europe. In keeping with an emailed assertion by United despatched to The Hill, the flight was headed to Washington Dulles Worldwide Airport, regardless of different studies it was going to Dallas.

“The protection of our clients and crew is all the time our prime precedence,” the United assertion stated. “We maintain all our workers to the best requirements and have a strict no-tolerance coverage for alcohol. This worker was instantly faraway from service and we’re absolutely cooperating with native authorities.”

According to a post on X, formerly known as Twitter, by the Nationwide Gendarmerie, a French nationwide regulation enforcement group, the pilot’s license is suspended for a 12 months. The incident reportedly occurred at 3 p.m. Sunday. 

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