What Did Mike Beaton Do and Why Was He Sacked? Details About The British Airways Pilot

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British Airways pilot Mike Beaton sacked after ‘snorting cocaine off topless woman’ before trying to fly plane. Details about what he died and why he got fired were explored.

A British Airways pilot partied with cocaine, alcohol, and women in Africa before trying to maneuver a plane less than 24 hours later. However, he was reported before he could take off and he ended up getting fired for his misconduct.

The pilot was identified as Mike Beaton from Devon. Beaton, who is a dad of one, also runs a retreat with his wife.

Here’s everything we know about

Mike Beaton is a former British Airways pilot
Mike Beaton is a former British Airways pilot

What did Mike Beaton do?

On September 26, 2023, it was reported that British Airways First Officer Mike Beaton snorted coke off a woman’s bare breasts before trying to fly a packed jet back to the UK.

The information came to light after Beaton flew to Johannesburg.

There, he had downtime before he was scheduled to co-pilot a return flight to London.

Discussing his night off with a colleague and close friend via text, Beaton told her that he met two local lads, a female Welsh holidaymaker and a “young Spanish bird” at a nightclub in the city.

The pilot boasted: ”We all walk (stagger) back up to the hotel bar for ‘one last one before bed’.

”Welsh and one of these guys is getting on very well, but she’s told him that I’m her boyfriend.

”Couple of drinks in the bar, bit of snogging, and then we’re somehow all on our way to this dude’s flat. 

“Welsh has decided that I should actually be her boyfriend — Spanish has hooked up with one of the two local lads and is having her t**s sucked on their sofa.”

The ex-pilot continued: ”I’ve lost my shirt somewhere and one of the local lads produces a plate with a few lines of coke.

“So then there’s a debate about whose chest is the best to do a bump off.”

He added: ”That’s the story of how I ended up snorting coke off a girl’s t**s in Joburg.”

Beaton then admitted the evening had taken its toll, confessing: ”Stayed the night with Welsh, sh** her for ages (I guess the coke played a part) and then was so f** I couldn’t even lift my head until gone 2.”

The former First officer was about to fly from South Africa to London last month when a worried stewardess raised the alarm.

This led shocked bosses to cancel the 12-hour flight.

The cancellation is thought to have cost BA an estimated £100,000.

Married Mike Beaton snorted coke off a topless woman before trying to fly a packed jet to the UK
Married Mike Beaton snorted coke off a topless woman before trying to fly a packed jet to the UK

Why was Mike Beaton sacked?

After the appalled pal and colleague reported him to bosses, Beaton was suspended before being flown home the following day as a passenger.

He was then drug-tested at Heathrow, which came back to be positive, resulting in Beaton being sacked.

An airline spokesman told The Sun: ”Safety is always our top priority. 

“The matter was referred to the CAA and this individual no longer works for us.”

Beaton has now had his medical certificate withdrawn by The Civil Aviation Authority.

This means he is now banned from the flight deck.

A spokesman for The CAA told The Sun: ”An airline must immediately inform us if a UK pilot has misused drink or drugs boarding, or being on board, an aircraft.

”In these cases, we would immediately suspend the pilot’s medical which means they cannot fly.

”In most cases the pilot would have an assessment with an expert medical team and if they wished to return to flying then a comprehensive rehabilitation programme would be put in place.

“The medical would only be reinstated if we were completely satisfied.”