SMH: U.S. Pilot Pleads Guilty to Flying While Slizzard

- By Bossip Staff Categories: News, SMH

Damn, why he gotta be a Black man???

A United Airlines pilot who was pulled from his trans-Atlantic flight to Chicago shortly before takeoff pleaded guilty Tuesday to being above the alcohol limit for flying a plane.

Erwin Vermont Washington, of Lakewood, Colo., was removed from United Airlines Flight 949, which was scheduled to fly from London’s Heathrow Airport to Chicago in November, after a co-worker suspected him of being drunk.

Prosecutor Kevin Christie said two policemen spoke to Washington about the concerns and performed a breath test especially designed for aviation staff, which he failed. He recorded a reading of 31 micrograms of alcohol per 100 milliliters of breath. The legal limit is nine micrograms.
The flight was canceled and the plane’s 124 passengers were put on other flights. A blood test performed shortly after the breath test also showed that Washington had 50 milligrams of alcohol in 100 milliliters of blood. The limit for pilots is 20 milligrams. the legal limit for driving a car is 80 milligrams. The 51-year-old pilot pleaded guilty at Uxbridge Magistrates Court near London and was released on unconditional bail. He will be sentenced Feb. 5. United Airlines said in a statement that the pilot has been removed from service duty during legal proceedings and the company’s own investigation.

Washington’s lawyer, Chris Humphreys, said the pilot was remorseful. Referring to similar cases, Humphreys said an American Airlines pilot who recorded a reading of 39 milligrams of alcohol was given a fine last July, Another pilot who had 60 milligrams of alcohol in 100 milliliters of blood was given a suspended sentence. Britain’s Crown Prosecution Service said the maximum sentence for aviation staff being over the legal limit for flying is two years in jail and a fine.

SMH.

Source

Follow @bossip on Twitter Right Now!!!

Comments

  • LADY CALI

    1st who cares

  • I'm Just Me: Keeping It Real Since: 1983. HAPPY NEW YEAR BOSSIP FOLK. 100 DAYS!!!

    IS IT ME OR DOES HE LOOK SLIZZARD IN THIS PICTURE???

  • Nique (Happy New Years Bossipers!!! May it bring us all good health, happiness and prosperity)

    That MD will do it everytime!

  • Nique

    @IJM

    Good morning!

  • http://blackstar69.com Peep the video here

    I’m glad I didn’t take his flight this past weekend.

  • T

    If he is that far gone to f up such a high-paying job, then he needs to get help.

  • I'm Just Me: Keeping It Real Since: 1983. HAPPY NEW YEAR BOSSIP FOLK. 100 DAYS!!!

    Hey Nique!!

    Happy New Year Momma!

  • KPN

    lol gossip thought the same thing when i saw he is black

  • UrHeinessDaQueen

    no matter what race..no pilot should get themselves into compromised situations such as these since ppl’s lives basically rely on them while being thousands of feet up in the air..very poor/careless work ethic

  • chaka1

    What’s that skin condition on his face called?

  • Bossip sucks

    Silly rabbits he is not the first or the last trust, a lot of pilots are seen in bars before flights, I just hope its nevar a pilot on my plane. Sad but true.

  • http://facebook.com macori88

    @ It’s just me, he does look slizzard in this picture.

  • http://perryone779@yahoo,com rose by any other name # 9304026339482056536 ™

    I meant to say dirty grinding because that mess was not any kind of dancing at all~!

  • http://perryone779@yahoo,com rose by any other name # 9304026339482056536 ™

    Talking about slizzard… his face looks more like a lizzard~~ whats up with the scaly 2 tone skin on his face?

  • I'm Just Me: Keeping It Real Since: 1983. HAPPY NEW YEAR BOSSIP FOLK. 100 DAYS!!!

    Talking about slizzard… his face looks more like a lizzard

    ******************************************************

    @ Rose

    DEAD

    AND HAPPY NEW YEAR MOMMA!

1 2 3
blog comments powered by Disqus