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Drunk Portuguese Pilot Ejected From TAP Air Portugal Plane Cockpit Before Take Off In Germany

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106 TAP Air Portugal Passengers Stranded As Police Arrest Drunk Pilot In Cockpit, Seize Flying License In Germany

In Germany, 106 passengers of TAP Air Portugal whose co-pilot police arrested on Friday after he was found drunk will likely have to wait till Monday to be flown from Stuttgart, Germany to Lisbon, Portugal.

Passengers of the grounded TP523 plane which was cancelled on Friday were put in hotels Friday night as they waited to be put on another flight.

An airport worker who saw the co-pilot as he staggered along the airport informed the police and aviation authorities who grounded the 40year old co-pilot after he was ejected from the cockpit shortly before takeoff.

The Portuguese pilot was detained by the police and granted bail of  € 10,000.

His flying license was also seized.



  1. Bose Akande

    March 25, 2018 at 5:03 AM

    Good move if allowed to takeoff may be the plane might have crashed

  2. Mon

    March 25, 2018 at 5:08 AM

    That’s a suicide bomber in disguise…it’s called over-clearing of the eyes..maybe his girlfriend gave him red card before that flight…good as the passengers observed that earlier.

  3. fifelomo

    March 25, 2018 at 8:30 PM

    Another boko haram in form of a pilot….lol

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