American Airlines pilot arrested for suspected intoxication

Published on : Tuesday, March 29, 2016

American AirlinesAn American Airlines co-pilot was arrested prior to a flight last week for suspected intoxication, officials said. The flight was later cancelled due to the incident.

 

The pilot failed a breathalyzer test, and his blood alcohol content was over the legal limit for a pilot, ABC News reported, citing Michael Conway, director of public affairs at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport.

 

The flight, which was scheduled to travel from Detroit to Philadelphia, was cancelled.

 

“This is a serious matter and we are assisting local law enforcement and the Federal Aviation Administration with the investigation,”American Airlines said in a statement reported by the network. “We will handle this matter appropriately as the safety and care of our customers and employees is our highest priority.”

 

The co-pilot’s name has not yet been released.

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One Response to American Airlines pilot arrested for suspected intoxication

  1. MD.A.AARIF says:

    GOOD DECISION TAKEN.PILOTS LICENSE NEEDS TO SUSPENDED FOR MINIMUM 6 MONTHS & ALSO HE SHOULD BE DEGRADED FROM HIS POST FOR THE NEXT 2 YEARS MINIMUM.

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