A pilot who passed out in a cockpit before a scheduled flight in Canada has pleaded guilty to being impaired while in control of an aircraft.
Miroslav Gronych pleaded guilty yesterday to having care and control of an aircraft while impaired.
The Slovenian national admitted to having drunk a bottle of vodka in his hotel room before his flight.
He was removed from the plane on December 31st when he appeared to pass out in the cockpit.
The 37-year-old tearfully told court becoming a pilot was a childhood dream.
He says the case, which has made headlines around the world, will end up punishing his children.
The defence asked for a three-to six-month sentence while the Crown asked the judge for one year in jail.
Gronych is scheduled to return to court on Apr. 3 for sentencing.