A flight attendant in the US was so drunk aboard an aircraft that passengers were "scared for their lives", it is alleged.
Julianne March, the lone cabin crew member on the United Express flight from Chicago to South Bend, Indiana, was "so gone" that she was slurring, could hardly stand and passed out before take-off, it is claimed.
The 49-year-old, from Wisconsin, was arrested after the plane touched down on 2 August. She is said to have told officers that she had two vodka shots before flying.
Hey @united, our flight attendant appears to be quite drunk on this from from ORD to SBN. She is slurring her speech (she couldn’t make it through the security announcement), couldn’t walk straight/was bumping into everyone in the aisle, and kept dropping things.
— Aaron Scherb (@aaronscherb) August 2, 2019
A breathalyser test found she was five times over the legal limit for flight attendants, according to court documents.
March has now been charged with public intoxication and is due in court at the end of the month.