Drink charge pilot faces court

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Published: Thursday 13th November 2014 by The News Editor

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A pilot is due in court after being arrested over concerns he had been drinking alcohol.

Ian Jennings, 47, from Gale Moor Avenue, Gosport, Hampshire, was arrested at Norwich Airport last month after landing a commercial chartered plane.

He has been charged with performing an aviation function when the alcohol in his breath was over the prescribed limited, Norfolk Police said.

Jennings, who is on bail, will appear at Norwich Magistrates’ Court where he will face the allegation under the Railways and Transport Safety Act 2003.

The plane is believed to have been a Canadair CL601-3A Challenger.

For pilots, air crew and air traffic controllers, the alcohol limit is 20mg per 100ml of blood. The drink-drive limit for motorists is 80mg.

Published: Thursday 13th November 2014 by The News Editor

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