A British Airways pilot has been suspended after molesting a female passenger, The Sun in London reports.

According to the report, the pilot "drunkenly grabbed" the woman then screamed: "I want to **** her."

The experienced First Officer had only recently returned to his $150,000-a-year job after punching a steward in the face last year.

The Sun reports that in the latest incident he drank several glasses of whisky before trying to grope the woman - a first class passenger who was travelling with her husband.

After the assault he tried to return get into the cockpit and shouted: "I want to rape the flight deck."

Finally he collapsed in front of stunned passengers on the Japan-bound plane.

The pilot, who was not part of the crew, was travelling to Tokyo to pick up another BA flight.

An airline spokesman confirmed he had been suspended and an investigation was underway.

The West Australian

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