Party Animal EasyJet Pilot Flew A Packed Holiday Jet ‘a Day After Taking ECSTASY’ And Struggled To Land The Plane Because He ‘had The Sweats’

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A PARTY animal easyJet pilot who flew a packed holiday jet after taking ECSTASY has been banned from taking the controls of another aircraft.

The French 49-year-old admitted struggling to land the plane in a conversation with members of a drugs ring saying: “I had the sweats, I wasn’t feeling well. I was just doing any old thing as we came in for landing.”

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An easyJet pilot has admitted taking ecstasy before flying a plane

Cops recording the drug gang's actions heard the pilot talk about landing the plane at Paris' Orly airport, in May this year - a day after he had taken a third of an ecstasy pill.

As well as banning him from flying The Creteil criminal court, in France, handed the addict a 12-month suspended jail term, The Telegraph reports.

The pilot told the court he had been confident the side effects of the Class A drug would have worn off "after two hours".

Admitting he would also take cocaine and cannabis on nights out in the French capital the pilot said he usually had two or three clean days before flying.

Prosecutors said the dad-of-three was suffering from an addiction.

easyJet said the pilot was removed from duties when the investigation was launched and was subject to disciplinary proceedings.

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The airline added: "The safety of passengers and the crew of EasyJet is our number one priority and we have a zero tolerance approach to drugs and alcohol.

"As a first officer he would always have flown under the command of an experienced easyJet Captain and had any Captain he flew with seen behaviour suggesting drug use or any other safety breaches on this pilot's flights we would have taken immediate action and stood the first officer down from duty."


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Source : https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4204873/party-animal-easyjet-pilot-flew-a-packed-holiday-jet-after-taking-ecstasy-and-struggled-to-land-the-plane-because-he-had-the-sweats/

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