Romanian airline cancels flight after pilot found drunk

London, Feb 10 (IANS) An Airbus A318 flight of state-owned Romanian airline Tarom was prevented from taking off from London's Heathrow airport to Bucharest because the pilot was believed to be drunk.

The pilot's condition was detected during routine checks, the Daily Mail reported Sunday.

The airline said it will fire the pilot if official results prove he was under the influence of alcohol.

British authorities refused permission for the pilot to take off from Heathrow earlier this week.

The state-owned Romanian company said the flight was cancelled as the pilot was not "physically fit to operate".

"His medical incapacity was tracked down in London during routine checks."

"If official results we receive show he tested positive for alcohol, we'll immediately fire him," the airline said.


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