– The charges are extended to all of the crew members. Now it applies violation of abstinence requirement. For the captain’s part, he is also charged with having known that the other crew members were intoxicated. Thus, he is charged with attempted violation of this provision, said police lawyer Camilla Ek Sørensen in Romerike police.
The penalty for violation of each of the provisions is imprisonment for up to two years.
About the case
The Latvian pilot of an AirBaltic flight and three crew members were caught drunk before their take-off in Oslo early Saturday.
Results of the breathalyser tests had confirmed that four of the five crew members were above the legal alcohol limit of 0.2 promille.
The pilot, co-pilot and two stewardesses had been taken into police custody.