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Drunk Pilots Get Jail Time

Two former America West pilots were sentenced yesterday for operating a commercial aircraft while intoxicated back in 2002. One pilot received a 5 year sentence (the maximum) and the other a 2 1/2 year sentence for reporting to work at 10:30 am after leaving a bar at 5am having consumed 22 pints of beer between the two of them. Their lawyer argued that they weren’t guilty because, and I love this, when they were arrested the plane was being towed away from the gate, so it wasn’t actually under their control. Brilliant.

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  1. frank simmons

    Glad I surfed across your site .. I travel all the time as a sales rep … since 1968 .. wow … in my car mostly up and down the east coast….. thanks for your opinions.