UA pilot charged with being over alcohol limit

November 10, 2009 5:29:01 PM PST
British police have charged a United Airlines pilot with being over the alcohol limit while on the job at London's Heathrow Airport. Scotland Yard say they have charged 51-year-old Erwin Vermont Washington with having too much alcohol in his system while working as a member of aviation staff.

Police and airline officials say that Washington was pulled from United Airlines Flight 949, due to fly from London's Heathrow Airport to Chicago around noon on Monday, after a co-worker suspected him of being drunk.

The flight was canceled and the plane's 124 passengers were put on other flights.

Police said Tuesday that Washington was due in court on Nov. 20.


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