2 Air Transat Pilots Arrested on Suspicion of Being Drunk - NBC 10 Philadelphia
National & International News
The day’s top national and international news

2 Air Transat Pilots Arrested on Suspicion of Being Drunk

Police Scotland said the pilots were arrested Monday morning

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    2 Air Transat Pilots Arrested on Suspicion of Being Drunk
    LightRocket via Getty Images
    File - An Air Transat airplane.

    Two pilots due to fly a passenger jet from Scotland to Canada were arrested hours before takeoff on suspicion of being under the influence of alcohol, officials said Tuesday.

    Police and the airline confirmed the duo were pilots of Air Transat flight TS725 that was set to take off from the Scottish city of Glasgow to Toronto on Monday afternoon, NBC News reported. 

    The pair, 39 and 37, were arrested that morning "in relation to being allegedly impaired through alcohol," according to a statement from Police Scotland.  

    Air Transat confirmed the arrests but declined to comment until "the results of the investigation and judicial proceedings" were released. The Canadian airline added in a statement: "The safety of our crews and passengers is, and will remain, a top priority at Air Transat."

    Robber Hurt in Hold-Up Plans to Sue Good Samaritan

    [NATL-NY] Armed Robber Injured During Hold Up Suing Good Samaritan Who Tried to Help

    An armed robber injured when a Good Samaritan stepped in to stop his hold-up of a California Starbucks is now planning to sue over the injuries he sustained. KSEE's Connie Tran reports.

    (Published Friday, Sept. 22, 2017)