Drunk Japanese pilot arrested at Heathrow Airport

Drunk Japanese pilot arrested at Heathrow Airport

Japan will tighten rules for drinking by airplane staff, following the arrest in London of a Japan Airlines Co.co-pilot for failing a breath test shortly before a flight and recent alcohol problems in the aviation industry, Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Minister Keiichi Ishii said Friday.

The airline said the co-pilot was arrested on Sunday at Heathrow Airport for violating British aviation law.

Japanese broadcaster NHK reported that police were alerted by the driver of a crew bus who smelled alcohol on the pilot.

London's Metropolitan Police force said Katsutoshi Jitsukawa appeared at Uxbridge Magistrates' Court in west London and admitted exceeding the alcohol limit.

The flight was delayed by more than an hour.

In a separate incident, it was revealed Wednesday that a captain of an ANA Group company was unable to operate a flight due to the influence of alcohol, resulting in delays to five flights. He was remanded in custody and will be sentenced on 29 November at Isleworth Crown Court.

A spokesman for the London police said a test on the co-pilot taken 50 minutes before the flight's scheduled departure revealed 189 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood in his system - nearly 10 times the 20-milligram limit for a pilot.

Early Voting Totals in 19 States Have Already Surpassed 2014 Midterm Turnout
New statistics released Tuesday by the state Division of Elections show that more than 1.26 million people have voted early. In Texas, there are almost five times as many votes from those under 30 years old as compared to the 2014 election.

In an interview conducted by JAL just after his release, the copilot said he consumed more than two bottles of wine and more than 1.8 liters of beer by himself at a bar and in a hotel room where he stayed for about six hours until 20 hours before the flight.

Katsutoshi Jitsukawa, 42, had nearly 10 times more than the legally permitted amount of alcohol in his bloodstream when he was arrested, CNN quoted the Metropolitan Police as saying on Thursday.

The plane departed London after a delay of 69 minutes.

The drink-drive limit in England is 80 milligrammes.

JAL's company rules prohibit its pilots from drinking alcohol less than 12 hours before flying any planes.

The transport ministry on Thursday issued a document directing all Japanese airlines to report by end of the month measures being taken to control drinking by flight crew.

Related News:

  • Chinese company charged with stealing trade secrets from United States  chipmaker

    Chinese company charged with stealing trade secrets from United States chipmaker

    The three individuals charged in the indictments are all former employees of Micron's Taiwan unit. Without equipment sold only in the United States, Jinhua can not build the DRAM chips.
    The Kepler Space Telescope Is Dead

    The Kepler Space Telescope Is Dead

    Over the life of the mission, more than 100,000 of those stars were actively monitored by Kepler . That is, a small dip in the light from a star as the planet passed in front of it.
    Overwatch new playable character Ashe introduced in animated short Reunion

    Overwatch new playable character Ashe introduced in animated short Reunion

    You can find images of the sniper, the triplets, Echo, and Bob (who appears in-game as part of Ashe's ultimate ability) below. Blizzard unveiled the next Overwatch hero during Blizzcon today: Elizabeth Caledonia "Calamity" Ashe , better known as Ashe .
  • SELZER: 2019 health insurance enrollment has changes

    SELZER: 2019 health insurance enrollment has changes

    The overall current average monthly premium in DE is $750, with the average premium reduced to $223 per month after tax credit. The state will formally mark the Health Insurance Marketplace's sixth enrollment period with a press event at 1 p.m.
    Kavanaugh accuser admits to making up rape accusation as ‘tactic’

    Kavanaugh accuser admits to making up rape accusation as ‘tactic’

    Kavanaugh's appointment to the highest court was almost derailed by several sexual assault and misconduct allegations. Avenatti also was referred for promoting to the committee another woman who accused Kavanaugh accuser of gang rape.
    Target unveils early look into its Black Friday deals

    Target unveils early look into its Black Friday deals

    You can check out the website BestBlackFriday.com for the list of stores that will remain closed on Thanksgiving Day. Target and many other retailers make a third to half of their annual sales during the holiday gift-giving season.
  • Free to grab: Destiny 2

    Free to grab: Destiny 2

    If you've been waiting to try Destiny 2 , Bungie just announced that the game will be available for free (with some caveats). Note that this is the base game, and doesn't include the " Forsaken " expansion which adds a new campaign to the title.
    Diablo Immortal brings Blizzard's dungeon crawler to mobile

    Diablo Immortal brings Blizzard's dungeon crawler to mobile

    Here, you can sign up to be pre-registered so you can receive news and updates as the development of the game progresses. You can now pre-register for the game on Google Play , but fret not if you're on iOS, it's going there, too.
    Khashoggi's body was dissolved in acid, Turkish adviser says

    Khashoggi's body was dissolved in acid, Turkish adviser says

    We also know that those individuals came to carry out their orders: "Kill Khashoggi and leave", he wrote. Louis, said President Donald Trump had made it clear Washington would respond to the killing.
  • The Arsenal lineup that Liverpool could destroy at the Emirates on Saturday

    The Arsenal lineup that Liverpool could destroy at the Emirates on Saturday

    The Bosnian will be making his first Premier League appearance of the season, having been sidelined with a knee injury so far. Arsenal's first real test of the season comes this Saturday, as Unai Emery's men take on Liverpool .
    The OnePlus 6T Launches Today on T-Mobile or Unlocked

    The OnePlus 6T Launches Today on T-Mobile or Unlocked

    The bootloader will be unlockable, but only after the device has been paid off and has spent 40 days on the T-Mobile network. Under the glass hood sits Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 processor and an Adreno 630 GPU powered by a sizeable 3,700mAh battery.

    Fiancee urges Trump to back probe into Khashoggi murder

    Istanbul's chief prosecutor reported that Khashoggi was strangled and dismembered soon after entering the diplomatic compound. Saudi Arabia's consulate is pictured from a skyscraper in Istanbul's Levent district, Turkey.


Most liked

LeBron James: Magic-Walton meeting 'not a big deal' to Lakers
Obviously, we had the unexpected one when we had the suspensions, so we had a lineup change there.... Lakers coach Luke Walton is taking some heat from team president Magic Johnson after a 3-5 start.

Daniel Cormier Talks Brock Lesnar's Mic Skills During UFC 226 Altercation
I'm going to be this and I'm going to be that.' And the vast majority of the guys who do say those things, they never change. After working for so long to get to the top, is Cormier really going to just pack it in? "Legacy matters to me".

Accelerate ends Sadler's lengthy drought with Breeders' Cup victory
Early this year, McKinzie stood as the best colt in Baffert's barn and his most promising prospect heading to the Kentucky Derby. Ridden by Florent Geroux, the three-year-old filly relaxed in second early as Canadian runner Wonder Gadot went to the lead.

Hundreds attend Leicester City FC owner's funeral in Bangkok
Leicester City are looking into ways for players and staff can fly to Thailand for part of the funeral. People are saying the result doesn't matter, but for us lads we want to make it a positive result".

What Cristiano Ronaldo did after beating United in Champions League
The worst is for my mother and sisters. "The next time they beat a European giant 4-0 at home, the dressing room will cogitate". Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini has responded to Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho's Harvard university praise .

Trump eyes asylum limits for caravans; would they be legal?
Trump has characterized it as an "invasion" of migrants. "They do that with us they're going to be arrested for a very long time". The caravan, one of three trekking through Mexico to the US , contains around 4,000 people - down from a peak of more than 7,000.

Google staff protest over sexual harassment
With that as a catalyst, Google workers want the company to know that they deserve a safe and equitable workplace. Rubin has said the Times story " contains numerous inaccuracies " and that the allegations are false.

US job growth seen accelerating; strong annual wage gain expected
Independent data released this week points to slightly higher wages for workers and a still-tight labor market for employers. Wages and salaries for civilian workers increased almost 1 percent, while benefits costs jumped 0.4 percent.

Saudi Arabian Sisters Found Duct Tape Together in Hudson River
A spokesman for the New York Police Department earlier said there was no evidence tying the Saudi government to their deaths. Shea did not elaborate on further details and reports of abuse, which he said are not corroborated at this time.

Indonesian maid who killed her rapist executed in Saudi Arabia
They discussed migrant workers' rights as well as the importance of having consular notification when carrying out exe‌cuti‌o‌n‌s. Like Saudi Arabia, Indonesia still lacks a domestic workers' law, hence maids remain the most vulnerable in the workforce.

Brazilian left reels as country lurches right
Bolsonaro's growing popularity as a sign that Brazil is shifting to the right. Trump called Bolsonaro to congratulate him on his victory.

Triple H Needs Surgery Following His Match At Crown Jewel
Shane McMahon won the WWE World Cup after introducing himself as a late replacement for the injured Miz. WWE Crown Jewel will take place at the King Saud University Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

SRK greets his fans outside Mannat
Mumbai: Bollywood superstarShah Rukh Khan's birthday is one of the most awaited events of the year for every Bollywood fan. Shah Rukh Khan starrer Zero hits the screen on December 21. "That was very dignified and loving of him".

USA justice department charges former Goldman bankers in 1MDB scandal
Leissner is free on a US$20 million bond and pleaded guilty before a U.S. judge in August, in Brooklyn Federal Court. This included funds raised by 1MDB in 2012 and 2013 through three bond transactions executed with Goldman.

Diablo III-Themed Loot Goblin amiibo Revealed
Nintendo typically unviels amiibo figures through its official channels first, but exceptions may have been made for Blizzard. The Treasure Goblin and default amiibo will spawn a portal leading to an unknown location, according to the leaker.