Reuters reports a United Airlines pilot was arrested
at Heathrow Airport on Monday on suspicion of being drunk shortly before he was
scheduled to fly a transatlantic flight to Chicago, U.S.A.
The pilot – Erwin Washington, 51, from Lakewood, Colorado – was charged with
“performing an aviation function whilst exceeding the proscribed alcohol limit,”
a London police spokesman said.
He was due to fly a Boeing 767 aircraft with 124 passengers and 11 crew
members on board.
A United spokeswoman said the pilot had been suspended pending a full
investigation: “United’s alcohol policy is among the strictest in the industry,
and we have no tolerance for violation of this well-established policy.”
According to Reuters, Washington must also appear before
magistrates in north London on November 20.
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