A hungover pilot who flew a plane after a three-day drinking binge has been jailed.
Ian Jennings, 47, of Gale Moor Avenue, Gosport, flew an executive jet from Majorca and landed at Norwich Airport.
The plane was carrying millionaire scrap metal mogul Andre Serruys along with a woman and three teenage girls.
Police breathalysed Jennings at Norwich Airport on 30 October and found he was three times the legal limit.
Norwich Crown Court heard he smelt strongly of alcohol and seemed nervous. Jennings had admitted flying while the alcohol in his breath was over the limit.
But he claimed he had only drunk three pints of lager the night before.
Judge Stephen Holt said this claim ‘did not add up’.
The content of comment is the opinion of users and netizens and not of mallorcadailybulletin.com.
Comments contrary to laws, which are libellous, illegal or harmful to others are not permitted');
mallorcadailybulletin.com - reserves the right to remove any inappropriate comments.
Please remember that you are responsible for everything that you write and that data which are legally required can be made available to the relevant public authorities and courts; these data being name, email, IP of your computer as well as information accessible through the systems.