Pilot of crash plane 'over limit'
A pilot who killed himself and his family in a firey crash in the UK has been shown to have been five times over the legal alcohol limit. He had already had his flying license revoked three months before for health reasons.
The pilot and co-pilot of a fatal light aircraft crash near Oban had significant levels of alcohol in their blood, an official report has revealed.
John Smith, an Essex councillor, his wife Angela, and their 25-year-old daughter Jaqueline, were killed in the crash in April last year.
Mr Smith was piloting the plane while his daughter was acting as co-pilot.
The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) said instrument failure and poor weather could also have contributed.
The privately-owned single engine Piper Cherokee crashed shortly after taking off from Oban's North Connel airfield on Easter Monday last year.