Norfolk

Charter pilot charged over alcohol level

Norwich Airport
Image caption The commercial charter plane landed at Norwich airport on Thursday

A pilot arrested after landing at Norwich airport has been charged with an alcohol-related aviation offence.

Ian Jennings, 47, of Gale Moor Avenue, Gosport, Hampshire, was arrested on Thursday after landing a commercial chartered plane.

Norfolk Police said he was accused of "performing an aviation function when the alcohol in his breath was over the prescribed limit".

Mr Jennings is due to appear before Norwich magistrates on 13 November.

Earlier this week, a Flybe pilot was arrested on suspicion of being over the legal alcohol limit just before he was due to fly.

The 48-year-old pilot had been due to fly from Newquay airport in Cornwall to Gatwick when he was detained.

For pilots, air crew and air traffic controllers the alcohol limit is 20mg per 100ml of blood. The limit for motorists is 80mg.

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