Drunk Pilot Given Jail Sentence, Flying Ban

CALGARY, AB. — A Sunwing Airlines pilot will be flying into jail for eight months.

Miroslav Gronych showed up fall over drunk to fly a plane from Calgary to Cancun.

It was also supposed to stop in Regina and Winnipeg before heading south.

Court heard the pilot had passed out in the cockpit.

Police said he had a blood alcohol content reading about three times the legal limit.

Gronych lives in Saskatoon with his wife and two young children.

A Slovakian national, he has an Immigration and Citizenship Canada order to leave the country once his sentence is done.

He’s also barred from flying any aircraft for one year after his sentence.

Flight crew members are not allowed to consume alcohol within eight hours of flying, according to the law.

Sunwing says it has a strict 12-hour policy and has terminated the accused.

—Andrew McCrea, MyToba News

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Andrew McCrea is a hard news junkie with a passion for crime reporting. He studied business, media production, and journalism at Red River College earning two diplomas. McCrea also loves cinema, creative writing, and programming websites and software.
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