American Airlines Pilot Suspected of Being Drunk
Posted By Schick Shadel || Mar 28, 2016
On Saturday, an American Airlines pilot was detained because he was suspected of being drunk. The co-pilot was set to operate the flight from Detroit to Michigan when federal authorities detained him at Detroit Metropolitan Airport with an alleged blood-alcohol level over that of the legal limit.
According to a spokesman for the airport, the pilot allegedly failed two sobriety tests, as well as an on-site breathalyzer. It is still unknown if charges will be filed against the unidentified pilot.
American Airlines cancelled the flight and passengers took other flights to get to Philadelphia. The airline made the following statement,
American Airlines Flight 736 from Detroit to Philadelphia has been canceled and we are currently re-accommodating our customers on other flights. Safety is our highest priority and we apologize to our customers for the disruption to their travel plans. We are assisting local law enforcement. Further questions should be referred to them.
This could have turned into a very dangerous situation for all individuals on the flight. If the pilot had not been stopped, the inebriated state could have led to a disastrous accident.
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