Drunk BA pilot ‘had empty litre bottles of vodka at his lodgings’: Colleagues ‘covered up’ for pilot jailed for being almost six times over the limit as he prepared to fly out of Gatwick (Excerpt)
First Officer Julian Monaghan was drunk as jet to Mauritius taxied for take-off
49-year-old veteran BA pilot was hauled from cockpit at London Gatwick Airport
Monaghan admitted one count of reporting for duty as a pilot while over limit
Colleagues said empty one-litre vodka bottles were found at pilot crashpad
Source: Daily Mail
By MARK DUELL FOR MAILONLINE and SAM GREENHILL FOR THE DAILY MAIL
12 June 2018
A British Airways pilot who turned up for work to fly 300 passengers to Mauritius after downing three double vodkas was today jailed for eight months.
Julian Monahgan, 49, was hauled off a Boeing 777 by armed police after failing a breath test in the cockpit of a packed jet at London Gatwick Airport, just ten minutes before it was due to take off.