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Drunk pilot removed from cockpit before takeoff leaving 100 passengers stranded  

A "highly intoxicated" pilot was removed from the cockpit of a flight, leaving more than 100 passengers stranded at Stuttgart airport.

Shortly before the TAP Air Portugal flight was due to take off to Lisbon on Friday night, an airport employee noticed the man walking unsteadily and smelt of alcohol. He notified airport authorities, who decided to keep the plane on the ground. The airline has since apologised for having to cancel the flight “due to the pilot’s incapacity”. Read more HERE.

A "highly intoxicated" pilot was removed from the cockpit of a flight, leaving more than 100 passengers stranded at Stuttgart airport.

Shortly before the TAP Air Portugal flight was due to take off to Lisbon on Friday night, an airport employee noticed the man walking unsteadily and smelt of alcohol. He notified airport authorities, who decided to keep the plane on the ground. The airline has since apologised for having to cancel the flight “due to the pilot’s incapacity”. Read more HERE.

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Published on 25/03/2018 @ 16h07   | |