Sunwing Pilot Got Arrested After Found Drunk Before Take-Off

He passed out in the cockpit- totally sloshed!

Sunwing Pilot Got Arrested After Found Drunk Before Take-Off
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Like we don't have enough drunk drivers ramming cars and bikes into people - now we have drunk pilots too!

A pilot was arrested after he was found drunk- was this guy out of his mind or has he that 'care a damn' attitude?

Sometimes, it's like these guys want to die, but only if they take the lives of others too!

What better word than to call them INSANE!

Read on to find out what actually happened.

Sunwing pilot got arrested.

Sunwing pilot got arrested.

On Saturday, a Sunwing pilot was arrested after he was found intoxicated in a plane which he was about to fly out of Calgary Airport in western Canada.

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The pilot passed out in the cockpit.

The pilot passed out in the cockpit.

The 37-year-old man was found drunk after 7:00 am (1200 GMT) in the cockpit of the plane that he was supposed to pilot to Mexico. Before the flight was scheduled to take-off, the crew and other airline staff noticed the pilot behaving strangely before he passed out in the cockpit. The authorities were then alerted.

What was told at a news conference?

What was told at a news conference?

The pilot was then soon escorted out of the plane and was placed in jail.

"They found him slumped over in the seat. He was the captain," Calgary Sgt. Paul Stacey told a news conference.

More than three times the legal amount of alcohol in his body.

More than three times the legal amount of alcohol in his body.

The pilot had more than three times the legal amount of alcohol in his body two hours after his arrest. The pilot was charged with being in control of an aircraft while being impaired; he also faces other charges.

Mr Stacey told the news conference, "Because he has as much alcohol in his system as he does, they're going to wait for him to sober up somewhat before he goes before a justice of the peace."

Name of the pilot

Name of the pilot

The pilot's name will be released only after he has appeared in court.

A lot of checks and pretty slim chances of a pilot taking off when intoxicated.

A lot of checks and pretty slim chances of a pilot taking off when intoxicated.

Mr Stacey also said, "It had all the potential for a disaster, but the likelihood of a pilot on a major airline like this actually being able to take off when they're impaired like that is pretty slim because there's a lot of checks and balances.

"There's the other flight crew, and there's gate crew, and they're all about safety. So, I'm not surprised that he got caught before the plane left the terminal."

"He won't be flying anytime soon."

Crew thanked for handling the situation well!

Crew thanked for handling the situation well!

According to local media, a Sunwing spokeswoman thanked the crew for handling the unfortunate incident.

More than 100 people on board.

More than 100 people on board.

The flight later left Calgary for Cancun, Mexico, with a different pilot. There were more than 100 people on board. 

Now all we can do is just wait for the name of the 'insane' pilot.

Do you think a strict action should be taken against drunk drivers?