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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

 

Drunk Pilot Ask Where Is The Runway?

Drunk pilot: Where have you hidden the runway?

An intoxicated pilot had to be guided to land by a rescue helicopter after he radioed the control tower to ask: "Where the bloody hell have you hidden yourself?"

 

Allan Hall in Berlin
7:56PM BST 31 Aug 2009

The 65-year-old amateur pilot allegedly tanked up on beer and wine before taking to the skies above the eastern German state of Thuringia in his Cessna light aircraft on Saturday afternoon.

Once airborne, he served himself some more tails while at the controls.

Two hours later he was apparently so inebriated that he was unable to read the instruments telling him where the Schoengleida airfield was.

"Come on, I know you're down there," he radioed. "Where the bloody hell have you hidden yourself?"

Control tower staff say he also sang a few songs, cracked a mother-in-law joke and told them to "pull their fingers out as I've got a party to go to". Fearing instrument failure, the tower scrambled a rescue helicopter stationed at the airfield. It homed in on the man in clear blue skies some 50 miles west of the airport and gave instructions for the pilot to follow it back.

Officials at Schoengleida said the pilot, who has not been named, made a safe landing.

"But when the helicopter pilot went over to see him, that was when he got the full force of the alcohol fumes in his face," said a spokesman.

The man was unsteady on his feet as he wobbled from the pit to his parked car. Concerned airfield authorities alerted police.

He was stopped on the way home, breathalysed and found to be nearly four times over the legal limit for driving.

Now he has lost his driving licence - and his pilot's licence.


Comments:
<snip> must be a popular word in Germany
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