Wed, Dec 24, 2008
Ex-Marine May Have Partied Too Hard
A 62-year-old airline pilot and ex-US Marine appears about to
lose his career over a few drinks with younger co-workers.
India's Economic Times cites other newspaper reports in relating
the arrest of Michael Harr, who was reportedly in the cockpit of a
Jet Airways Boeing 777, preparing for a Sunday morning flight from
London Heathrow to Mumbai, India, when police responding to a tip
from airport security arrested and removed him from the plane.
An airport source told the London Sun, "Security were
immediately suspicious about him and deemed that he wasn't fit to
fly. He was arrested and now faces losing his job. He is only a
couple of years away from retirement and has blown everything."
The source added Harr had been partying with fellow crew members
Saturday night, possibly violating the hard eight-hour minimum
requirement between last drink and start of duty.
London Metro Police added that a breath test showed Harr's blood
alcohol content to be above the UK's legal limit.
Harr is free on bail pending a later court date.
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