A DELTA Air Lines pilot was jailed for six months by a UK court for turning up drunk in London to fly a transatlantic passenger plane, according to British media.
George La Perle, from Boston, was stopped by security officers at Heathrow airport at 8.30am on November 1 last year because he reeked of alcohol, Isleworth Crown Court in west London was told.
When asked, the 49-year-old First Officer said he was flying to New York - when his actual destination was Detroit.
He was later discovered to have four-and-a-half times the legal amount of alcohol for pilots in his blood.
Should've got a longer sentence IMO.