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Drunk Japanese pilot arrested at Heathrow airport

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A Japanese pilot has been found guilty of being drunk at Heathrow airport while on his was way to work.

42 year old Katsutoshi Jisukawa failed an alcohol after he found with three times the required alcohol level in the system.

The pilot was found with 189mg of alcohol per 100 ml of blood in the system with the minimum alcohol limit of a pilot being 20mg.

On Thursday he was arraigned before Uxbridge Magistrate court where he pleaded guilty for exceeding the alcohol limit.

The police got wind of the pilot following a revelation by a bus driver of the crew who smelled alcohol in the pilot.

The 42year old was part of the crew flying Japan Airlines (JAL) to Tokyo but failed the alcohol test minutes to the flight.

The aircraft Boeing 777 delayed its flight for over an hour.

JAL issued an apology and promised to take action so that such things don’t happen in the future.

They proceed to emphasize how safety is there number one priority.

Katutoshi remains in custody and will be sentenced in November 29th at the Isleworth Crown Court.

In United Kingdom, the minimum alcohol level for a driver is 80mg, 60mg higher than that of a pilot.

Slavian Mwangecho
Passionate blogger on a day to day activities happening in Kenya, Africa and around the world. A keen follower of the latest news making headlines around the world

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