MADRID, 7 Mar. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The pilot of the Pegasus helicopter of the Directorate General of Traffic (DGT) who tested positive for drugs was provisionally released this Monday after going to court as a detainee for a crime against air safety due to the accident suffered in a place near the town of Robledo de Chavela (Madrid).
According to sources from the investigation to Europa Press, the 60-year-old pilot was arrested at his home in Villanueva del Pardillo and was turned over to a court in Móstoles, which declined in favor of Court 3 of San Lorenzo de The Escorial. The arrest occurred after he failed a drug test for cocaine and methamphetamine.
This is a pilot who was part of the staff of the Directorate General of Traffic (DGT), under the Ministry of the Interior, as confirmed by sources from this body, who add that they are awaiting the judicial investigation to adopt disciplinary measures.
The pilot was 60 years old and was unharmed in the accident, although he was transferred to the El Escorial hospital for observation. A 58-year-old camera operator was traveling with him in the DGT helicopter, who did suffer minor injuries, for which he was transferred to the Puerta de Hierro Hospital.
Agents from Citizen Security, the Judicial Police and the Air Accident and Incident Investigation Commission, dependent on the State Aviation Safety Agency, attended the scene of the accident.
Subsequently, Traffic officers also attended, at the request of the Judicial Police, to perform an alcohol and drug test on the pilot, resulting positive for cocaine and methamphetamine. For this reason he was arrested and proceedings were initiated, passing yesterday Monday to court.
The pilot was located hours after the accident in a house he owned in Villanueva del Pardillo, about 30 kilometers from the area of Robledo de Chavela where the accident occurred. Union sources have pointed out that the pilot is a firefighter from the Community of Madrid on leave.