Aviation

Pilots caught with booze mid-flight

A passenger on Jet2 Airways has shared a photo he took mid-flight which shows a can of Stella Artois beer sitting amoungst the controls in the aeroplane’s cockpit.

Steve Lewis saw the beer, which appeared unopened, while on a flight from Benidorm to Birmingham.

Lewis, who was accompanied by his husband Steven, said the pair noticed the beer while the plane was on the tarmac after it had landed in Birmingham.

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Lewis’ photo has gone viral 

According to The Telegraph, Lewis said, “After we had landed at around 1.20pm, we were waiting on board for 20 minutes to get off, that’s when I noticed the can.”

“The plane had landed and the seatbelt light came on. I stood up to get my suitcase and as I did the cockpit door opened and I noticed the can.”

“I turned to my partner Steven, who didn’t believe me at first, but then he noticed you could clearly see the Stella branding.”

“I was so shocked; I couldn’t understand why there was alcohol in the cockpit.”

In a statement from the airline, a spokesperson confirmed the beer was unopened and said it handed been handed to the pilots by a passenger.

“Upon further investigation of the photograph, we can confirm that it is an unopened can which had been handed to a member of our cabin crew by a customer when they were leaving the aircraft.

“This unopened can was then put down in the cockpit by the member of cabin crew, so that she could continue helping customers as they disembarked.”

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