Former British Airways pilot admits being over alcohol limit

A former British Airways pilot has admitted being over the legal limit for alcohol while in a commercial airplane cockpit.

Julian Monaghan pleaded guilty to reporting for duty while his blood alcohol count was over the legal limit in Crawley Magistrates' Court Tuesday.

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The 49-year-old had been arrested at Gatwick Airport in January. Officials say his blood alcohol count was more than four times the legal limit for a pilot.

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Monaghan is scheduled to be sentenced in June.  (SWNS)

Monaghan is no longer working as a pilot. He is scheduled to be sentenced later in June.