A 49-year-old EasyJet pilot was handed 12-month suspended prison sentence after he admitted that taking ecstasy caused him trouble in landing a plane in Paris
The Créteil criminal court of France, on Friday banned the man from piloting and handed him a 12-month suspended prison sentence.
In May, he recounted his troubles landing a plane at Paris airport Orly the day after he had taken a third of an ecstasy pill.
During the hearing, the police disclosed a telephone conversation recorded without the pilot’s knowledge saying “I had little sweats … I did not feel very well, I did anything on an approach”, worries the pilot
In court, the pilot said his actions were an “inexcusable error” adding that he had been “confident that the side effects of the drug would disappear after two hours”.
EasyJet said in a press release “disciplinary procedures are in progress” against its employee.
“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,”