Leeds & West Yorkshire

Pilot Irfan Faiz to face court on aircraft drink charge

An airline pilot arrested on suspicion of being drunk at Leeds Bradford Airport has been charged with an alcohol-related aviation offence.

Irfan Faiz, aged 54, from Pakistan, was detained by West Yorkshire Police shortly after 22:00 BST on Wednesday.

He is believed to work for Pakistan International Airlines.

Mr Faiz is due before Leeds magistrates on Friday charged with carrying out an activity ancillary to an aviation function while impaired by drink.

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