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British Airways pilot pulled out of cockpit by armed police because he was so drunk

British Airways pilot pulled out of cockpit by armed police because he was so drunk

A British Airways pilot was dramatically pulled from the cockpit of a plane by armed guards after appearing to be drunk onboard.

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Julian Monaghan, 49, was reportedly four times over the alcohol limit when he boarded the plane. Cabin crew members, who noticed his inebriated state and smell, called 999 before the plane was able to take off from Gatwick Airport.

Police then boarded the plane and removed him in handcuffs from the flight. The BA flight 2063, which was bound for Mauritius, was delayed by over two hours

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Monaghan who has served the airline for a number of years was found to have 86mg of alcohol per 100ml of his blood, according to Sussex Police. The drink driving limit is 80mg, which he was over, whilst for pilots, it is just 20mg.

A passenger told Daily Mail: “Police rushed on to the plane and headed straight for the cockpit. “The first officer was cuffed and led away. A number of passengers were open-mouthed.“It’s terrifying to think what might’ve happened.”

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