The police at Schiphol Airport held a drunken co-pilot on Sunday. The 50-year-old turned out to have an alcohol concentration of 0.63 when checked, where 0.2 per mille is allowed for aircraft personnel.
In the aviation industry, airline personnel are not allowed to consume alcohol in the ten hours prior to the flight. The remaining ten crew members were alcohol-free. Because the aircraft was not allowed to leave without the co-pilot, the flight was canceled.
The pilot paid the fine of € 3,400 imposed on him on the spot.