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BA Gatwick Airport pilot jailed for being over the alcohol limit

BA Gatwick Airport pilot jailed for being over the alcohol limit

Julian Monaghan was arrested at Gatwick on 18 January
A British Airways pilot who reported for work when more than four times the legal alcohol limit has been jailed. Julian Monaghan, 49, who was arrested at Gatwick Airport in January had been due to fly a Boeing 777 to Mauritius. He was found to have 86mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood in his system - the legal limit for a pilot is 20mg.Monaghan, who has been dismissed by BA, admitted reporting for duty with an alcohol level over the proscribed limit and was jailed for eight months.He had been due to be part of a crew flying to Mauritius on 18 January, Crawley Magistrates' Court heard at an earlier hearing.
The 12-hour flight had been scheduled to leave at 20:20 GMT, but the plane was left waiting at the gate while airline staff looked for a third pilot. It eventually took off just before 23:00.The pilot was led from the aircraft in handcuffs just before it was due to take off.
Gatwick Airport
Crawley
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