Pilot arrested being drunk onboard a Sunwing Airline flight, in Calgary


After his arrest, the 37-year-old man was found to have over three times the legal limit of alcohol in his body. He will appear in court on January 5. Gronych was charged with having care and control of an aircraft while impaired and having care and control of an aircraft while having a blood alcohol level over .08 (or exceeding 80 mgs of alcohol per 100mL of blood). Sunwing Airlines says the Slovakian pilot accused of being drunk before a flight Saturday from Calgary to Cancun was a foreign pilot on contract but, met all Canadian regulations to fly the Boeing 737. Sunwing Airlines said in a statement it currently employs about 350 Canadian pilots and contracts up to 60 foreign pilots. All pilots must also have a minimum number of commercial flight hours on a B737 aircraft before operating such a plane.


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