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’.


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