Canadian police have charged a pilot for Sunwing Airlines with impairment after he was allegedly found passed out over his seat before takeoff early Saturday.
Police said the pilot boarded the Boeing 737 with 99 passengers and six crew members in Calgary, Alberta for a flight that was scheduled to make stops in Regina, Saskatchewan and Winnipeg, Manitoba before continuing on to Cancun, Mexico.
But before it took off, police said the gate crew as well as crewmembers on the aircraft indicated he was behaving strangely.
Police allege the co-pilot found the pilot passed out in the cockpit.
“They found him slumped over in the seat. He was the captain,” Calgary Sgt. Paul Stacey told a news conference.
The pilot was escorted from the plane and has been charged with having care and control of an aircraft while being impaired, as well as having a blood-alcohol level exceeding .08 while…