Pilot Arrested on Suspicion of Being Drunk Before Philly-Bound Flight, Officials Say - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Pilot Arrested on Suspicion of Being Drunk Before Philly-Bound Flight, Officials Say

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    Pilot Suspected of Being Drunk Before Flight

    A pilot was arrested in Manchester, England, when he was suspected of being intoxicated before a Philly-bound flight was set to take off. Travelers at Philadelphia International Airport reacted to the news.

    (Published Friday, Feb. 8, 2019)

    What to Know

    • A Philly-bound flight was canceled after a pilot was arrest on suspicion that he was intoxicated, American Airlines confirmed.

    • The pilot was arrested in Manchester, England, and passengers were placed on a different flight.

    • Officials have not yet revealed the pilot's identity.

    A Philadelphia-bound American Airlines flight was canceled after one of the pilots was arrested on suspicion of being intoxicated, the airline confirmed with NBC10.

    The pilot, who has not yet been identified, was one of three on flight AA735. The pilot was arrested in Manchester, England, Thursday morning after authorities suspected he was intoxicated, according to a spokesperson for American Airlines.

    Greater Manchester Police found that the 62-year-old pilot appeared to be over the limit for alcohol around 11 a.m. in England.

    The flight, which was headed to Philadelphia, was canceled. All passengers were re-booked and arrived in Philly later during the day, the spokesperson said.

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