A UK court has been told that a RyanAir crew member was seen drinking whiskey and wine during a flight, and later failed a breath test.
Cabin crew member drank whiskey and wine while working, court told
A Ryanair steward drank whiskey from the aircraft’s drinks trolley and downed a small bottle of wine while he was working and the flight was in the air, a British court has been told.
Sam Thompson, 26, was on duty when a witness saw him drink Jack Daniels from the trolley before taking a small bottle of wine from his pocket and “necking the whole bottle”, Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court heard.
On Monday, the defendant, of Warrenfield Close, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, admitted to performing an aviation function as a member of cabin crew while his ability to do so was impaired by drink.
He is due to be sentenced at the same court on August 3 and was told he might be jailed.