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Plane pilot charged with being drunk

<b>LONDON.</b> A United Airlines pilot has been charged after beingarrested at London’s Heathrow Airport on suspicion of being drunkshortly before he was about to fly a transatlantic airliner, policesaid yesterday.<p></p>

LONDON. A United Airlines pilot has been charged after being arrested at London’s Heathrow Airport on suspicion of being drunk shortly before he was about to fly a transatlantic airliner, police said yesterday.

Erwin Washington, 51, from Lakewood, Colo., was charged with “being aviation staff, performing an aviation function whilst exceeding the proscribed alcohol limit,” a London police spokesman said.

Washington was arrested on Monday shortly before he was due to fly a Boeing 767 with 124 passengers and 11 crew to Chicago.

 
 
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