Schiphol airport police picked up a drunken co-pilot who was about to fly out on Sunday morning.
The pilot was poised to join the flight when he was stopped by police who were tipped off that he had been drinking.
A breathalyser test showed he had a blood alcohol level of 0.375, which a police spokesman told local broadcaster AT5 was a ‘considerable’ amount. Air crew are not supposed to drink for 10 hours before a flight.
Police have refused to say which airline the man worked for or what the destination of the plane was. He was banned from flying for 15 hours and fined €6,000.
‘What he was doing was extremely dangerous because he was really about to fly,’ the spokesman said.
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