BA pilot arrested at London Gatwick admits alcohol level offence
A British Airways pilot who reported for work when more than four times the legal alcohol limit has been warned he is likely to be jailed.
Julian Monaghan, 49, was arrested at Gatwick Airport on 18 January.
He was found to have 86mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood in his system - the legal limit for a pilot is 20mg.
Monaghan, who no longer works as a pilot, admitted reporting for duty when his level of alcohol was over the proscribed limit.
He had been due to be part of a crew flying a Boeing 777 to Mauritius, Crawley Magistrates' Court heard.
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