London: One of the Pakistani pilots from Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) was sentenced to jail imprisonment for nine months, alleged to violating the alcohol consumption limit. The pilot was to take on board around 156 people who were to fly to Islamabad in Airbus 310.
Irfan Faiz, 55 failed to pass the pre-flight checks. On September 18, he was stopped by the air-staff at Leeds Bradford Airport. The air-plane was to fly with 11 crew member and 145 passengers.
The security staff raised concern over the pilot’s ability to pilot the flight. He was smelled of alcohol and was unable to maintain his balance. For a pilot the alcohol consumption limit is restricted to 35 micrograms. But in UK it is just nine.
Faiz was charged guilty at Leeds Crown Court in northern England. Justice Peter Coulson sentenced the culprit, stating that he had committed serious infringement.
The Justice said that a pilot needs to be sensible enough to fly the aircraft. If the man had not been noticed then it could have lead to serious catastrophe.
Faiz would be severely punished for not knowing the rules and regulations of UK. He is likely to face further penalties, once he gets out of the bars.