Police say pilot who passed out in cockpit was drunk - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Police say pilot who passed out in cockpit was drunk

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A pilot in Canada is accused of passing out drunk in the cockpit, just before the plane was set to take off.

Police say the gate crew noticed the captain acting strangely before his flight on Saturday morning in Calgary. A co-pilot later found him passed out in the pilot's seat.

Police say his blood-alcohol content was three times the legal limit.

He is charged with having control of an aircraft while impaired.

The flight, with 99 people on board, eventually took off with a different pilot.

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