Pilot arrested at Schiphol for drinking prior to flight

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A 64-year-old Dutch pilot has been arrested at Schiphol airport for alcohol offences just as he was about to fly a plane full of holidaymakers to Turkey.

A security official smelled alcohol on the man as he passed her and alerted the authorities, the military police said on Facebook.

He was given a breathalyser test and found to have blood alcohol level of 0.6, which is above the drink driving limit.

Pilots are banned from consuming alcohol for 10 hours before the beginning of a flight.

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