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From: Glen (GEAATL) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostDec-31 10:55 PM 
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New York Times  - ‎4 hours ago‎
 
CALGARY, Alberta — Canadian police have charged a pilot for Sunwing Airlines with impairment after he was allegedly found passed out over his seat before takeoff early Saturday. Police said the pilot boarded the Boeing 737 with 99 passengers and six crew.
 

 
From: Glen (GEAATL) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostDec-31 10:58 PM 
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CTV News  - ‎7 hours ago‎
 
Calgary Police allege that a Sunwing Airlines pilot had a blood-alcohol level more than three times the legal limit when his co-pilot found him unconscious in the cockpit of a Cancun-bound plane. Police say the pilot boarded the aircraft around 7 a.m. Saturday morning in Calgary for a flight to Mexico with stops in Regina and Winnipeg. Before the plane departed, members of the flight crew noticed that the pilot was “behaving oddly” before he passed out inside the cockpit, police allege. The pilot was eventually escorted out of the plane and taken into custody. When police tested him for alcohol about two hours later, he blew well over the legal limit, according to Staff Sgt. Paul Stacey...He has been charged with having care and control of an aircraft while impaired and having care and control of an aircraft over .08 blood-alcohol content.Stacey called the incident “an anomaly” and said the incident has “very significant potential to cause significant harm” to the 99 passengers and five other crew members on board the flight. He credited “checks and balances” in place for helping prevent the flight from taking off.Transport Canada has been notified of the incident and is conducting its own investigation, which Stacey says may lead to additional charges.
 

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