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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 141790
Last updated: 1 November 2019
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Date:03-JAN-2012
Time:16:00 LT
Type:Aeropro CZ A220
Owner/operator:Unknown (illegal flight)
Registration: N8119
C/n / msn: 34111
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Petaluma, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:
Destination airport:O69
Narrative:
Pilot gets FUI. In the USA, we have DUI's (Driving Under the Influence), aka Drunk Driving. Here is an "FUI" (Flying Under the Influence). The suspect pilot was spotted, by the CHP (California HIghway Patrol)'s flying patrol, operating the aircraft in an erratic manner at altitudes as low as 50 feet/15m . ("He rolled the aircraft almost completely inverted. [It] didn't roll all the way over, but rolled inverted and rolled back. Did it three times," said the CHP pilot). The CHP followed to his home field, Petaluma Municipal Airport - O69, in Petaluma, California. The pilot was given a field sobriety test when alcohol was detected on his breath which he failed with a alcohol blood level of 0.09, which is more than twice the legal limit for pilots. The pilot stated he had a celebratory whiskey after he landed. The aircraft was not damaged and the pilot was not injured, but cited.

Sources:

http://web.archive.org/web/20130604172234/http://www.ktvu.com:80/news/news/drunk-pilot/nGF5H/
http://www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/general_aviation/read.main/5349611/
https://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/2012-01-05/news/30596298_1_small-plane-pilot-legal-limit-petaluma-municipal-airport_


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
09-Jan-2012 20:04 Geno Added
01-Nov-2019 15:40 Uli Elch Updated [Operator]

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