Wednesday, June 08, 2005

And this company is going to save US Airways?

A jury convicted two former America West pilots of drink driving today. The pair had split 14 beers the night before a morning flight. Defense attorneys claimed the two were not actually "operating" the aircraft since it was being pushed back by another vehicle, as shown in the following sample:

Based on this argument, the pilots would, um, pray that they'd be under the state legal limit by the time they were airborne? Since they were arrested before the flight took off, they claimed it was a moot point. The jury thankfully disagreed.


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