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An Easyjet Pilot Has Been Convicted Of Flying Under The Influence Of Ecstasy

How would you feel if you found out the flight you just boarded is being handled by a pilot who is high on drugs? Not safe, right?

Well, this incident happened recently when a 49-year old french pilot for Easyjet was caught serving under the influence of ecstasy. The report says the pilot was on 1 third of the pill and was flying while having the after effects of the drug.

The news came forward when the pilot admitted during a taped call that he was having troubles while landing the plane in Paris. According to The Telegraph, police heard the man say on the phone “I had the sweats, I wasn’t feeling well. I was just doing any old thing as we came in for landing”. But, on Friday, The Créteil criminal court banned the man from piloting and he is also facing a 12-month suspended prison sentence. The pilot admitted in court that his actions are “inexcusable”. He also added to his statement that he used to leave the drugs 2-3 days before flying, in order to stay as clean as possible. Also, the prosecutor told that the pilot was under an addiction and pointing towards the pilot said to him “You were not in the same physical shape as a pilot who had not consumed anything”. After all this went down, Easyjet gave out their statement saying that the pilot at fault has been banned from flying and also added that “the safety of passengers and the crew of EasyJet is our number one priority and we have a zero tolerance approach to drugs and alcohol.”

"As a first officer he would always have flown under the command of an experienced easyJet Captain and had any Captain he flew with seen behaviour suggesting drug use or any other safety breaches on this pilot's flights we would have taken immediate action and stood the first officer down from duty." Guess the pilot took the phrase “it's lit af bro” way too seriously. But in all seriousness, it's a relief that no one was hurt.

H/T: Mixmag