Co-pilot on TAP Air Portugal flight seen walking unsteadily and smelling of alcohol, and has since had his flying licence suspended
A “highly intoxicated” pilot was removed from the cockpit of a flight, leaving more than 100 passengers stranded at Stuttgart airport.
The airline has since apologised for having to cancel the flight “due to the pilot’s incapacity”.
Police found the 40-year-old co-pilot in a “highly intoxicated condition” when they entered the cockpit on Friday evening, according to The Guardian.
The man’s co-pilot flying licence was immediately suspended by local prosecutors, and bail was fixed at €10,000 (£9,000).
The airline also stated it would “go through an internal investigation process and act accordingly, taking the necessary and consequent measures”.