A 26-year outdated Ryanair crew member is to be prosecuted after being sacked for allegedly downing alcohol on a flight.
Mr Thompson, 26, polished off a miniature bottle of wine and a miniature Jack Daniels on the flight from Rzeszow, Poland, to London Stansted on Wednesday.
A passenger with who Thompson had allegedly agreed to share a drink filmed the entire incident. The passenger later mentioned that he was shocked when, after asking the crew member for a drink, he mentioned: “Shush, don’t inform anybody, however I’ll have one too.”
“Then he began necking a shot of whiskey. He additionally had a 187ml bottle of rosé. He sounded drunk and appeared like he had been ingesting for longer than simply on the flight. I requested to talk to the Captain, and he was livid.”
The footage then confirmed Mr Thompson trying to cover the ingesting from his colleagues.
The Captain of the flight, operated for Ryanair by subsidiary Lauda Europe, was alerted to the incident and referred to as the authorities. Thompson was then arrested and charged.
A spokesperson for Essex Police mentioned: “Sam Thompson, 26, of Cheshunt, will seem at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, June 8, to reply a cost of performing an aviation operate, specifically a member of Cabin Crew of an plane throughout flight, when their skill to take action was impaired due to drink.”
He is now resulting from seem at Chelmsford Magistrates Court on June 8.
A spokesperson for the airline mentioned: “Lauda Europe coverage, in step with European Aviation Safety Agency regulation, prohibits the consumption of alcohol by cabin or flight crew from 8 hours previous to a flight obligation till after the obligation is full. Lauda Europe has investigated a reported particular person cabin crew breach of this strict coverage on a flight from Rzeszow to Stansted (May 18). The cabin crew member in query not operates for Lauda Europe.”