17 Feb '11, 5am

#Singapore: American fined for being drunk on plane: AN AMERICAN passenger who became drunk on board a Singapore...

#Singapore: American fined for being drunk on plane: AN AMERICAN passenger who became drunk on board a Singapore...

An American passenger who became drunk on board a Singapore Airlines flight from Dubai to Singapore was fined $2,000 on Thursday. -- ST PHOTO AN AMERICAN passenger who became drunk on board a Singapore Airlines flight from Dubai to Singapore was fined $2,000 on Thursday. Events manager Michael David Mitchell, 41, admitted to the offence under the Air Navigation Order at about 3am on Feb 9. A court heard that he was scheduled to transit in Singapore before departing for Australia the same day. He admitted taking a sleeping pill after having three glasses of wine, as he wanted to rest during the flight from Dubai to Singapore. He could not recall what had happened subsequently. He could have been fined up to $20,000. It is an offence for a person to enter any aircraft when drunk, or be drunk.

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