MANHEIM TWP., Lancaster County, PA — A Maryland man was arrested for attempting to fly a plane while impaired by alcohol. It happened around 9:16 p.m. Saturday at Lancaster Airport, 500 Airport Road. Employees of a business at the airport called police. Officers say they located Seth Osei Dapaah, 41, of Upper Marlboro, MD, sitting in the pilot’s seat of a 1974 Piper Cherokee 180 fixed-wing single-engine aircraft. The engine of the aircraft was running. Two passengers were in the plane with Dapaah.
Officers instructed Dapaah to shut down the engine and exit the aircraft. He complied. Police say Dapaah had bloodshot and watery eyes, and emanated a strong odor of alcoholic beverages from his breath. A bottle of liquor was found inside the aircraft.