Pilot Flew Plane The Day After Taking Ecstasy, Court Hears

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The French 49-year-old, a pilot for British low-cost carrier easyJet, also admitted struggling to land the plane, The Sun reports.

In a conversation with members of a drugs ring, he allegedly said: “I had the sweats, I wasn’t feeling well. I was just doing any old thing as we came in for landing.”

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, France’s Creteil criminal court handed the pilot 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 Paris, the pilot said he usually had two or three clean days before flying.

Prosecutors said the father-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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Source : http://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/incidents/pilot-flew-plane-the-day-after-taking-ecstasy-court-hears/news-story/0a90f0203e74db876f3455bfafb08253



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