News Jet Blue Pilot Flew Plane Drunk

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    JetBlue pilot accused of flying plane drunk
    NEW YORK-- A JetBlue pilot has been charged withflying under the influence of alcohol.

    A federal complaint made public Wednesday says that Dennis Murphy Jr. was selected for a random alcohol test last year after piloting a flight from Orlando, Florida, to New York on April 21, 2015.

    Murphy, who was only hired January 7 of 2015, was behind the controls of flight 583 with 119 passengers to Orlando. Later that day, he flew flight 584 with 151 passengers back to New York City, CBS News' Kris Van Cleave reports.

    Upon landing at JFK he was selected for random alcohol testing where he registered a blood-alcohol level of .111, which is above the legal limit for a person driving an automobile. When tested again 15 minutes later, he blew a .091.

    He apparently told the person administering the test that the results must be due to the gum he was chewing, Van Cleave reports.

    JetBlue says it has a "zero tolerance" drug and alcohol policy. It says Murphy no longer works there.

    He is set to be arraigned in federal court in Brooklyn on Wednesday afternoon. The name of his attorney wasn't immediately available.
     
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    Hey, they made it. Whats all the hub-bub.
     
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    Damn, isnt this the second one in a couple of months?
     
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    Well, yeah. He's a pilot.
     
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    Hey, if you want bargain prices, concessions must be made.
     
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    It could have been worse.

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    Where can I buy some of that 40proof gum?
     
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    .11 even after a 2.5 hour flight? Either he was drinking in the cockpit or was completely shitfaced when he boarded the plane. Either way, its reprehensible.
     
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    That's pretty hardcore. I don't know how in the world you could have that alcohol level and the other pilot not smell it on you -- especially in that confined space.

    Even if you went out and tied one on the night before, you have all night to sober up plus the flight time to where you're going before you randomly tested. Dude has a problem.
     
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    Looks more like a pedophile than a drunk, but I don't think there's any FAA rules against that.

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    I have a friend who's a pilot (air cargo). Let's just say they are a hard drinking bunch when they're not flying.
     
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    I hope the pilots' seats are bigger than those in coach, or he'll need two.
     
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    It appears he turned the flight deck into a cocktail lounge. :c

    http://www.wcvb.com/news/jetblue-pi...-drunk-on-orlando-to-new-york-flight/39245358

    "A co-pilot later told investigators he saw Murphy "drinking an unknown beverage from a cup before and during" Flight 584 and another flight earlier in the day from New York to Orlando, the complaint says."

    http://nypost.com/2016/04/27/jetblue-pilot-busted-for-flying-drunk-to-jfk/

    "Murphy checked himself into rehab last year to kick his alcohol problem, a relative told The Post."
     
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