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Another drunk regional pilot!!

buscap

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After an hour of sitting on the runway, more than 100 United Airlines passengers were told to disembark yesterday because the pilot was "sick" – only later to find he had been arrested.

Last night the Metropolitan Police confirmed that a 51-year-old pilot, who had been due to fly the Boeing 767 to Chicago, was arrested at Heathrow on "suspicion of exceeding the prescribed alcohol limit". He has been breath-tested and released on bail.

Last night United Airlines said: "Safety is our highest priority and the pilot has been removed from service while we co-operate with the authorities and conduct a full investigation."
 

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After an hour of sitting on the runway, more than 100 United Airlines passengers were told to disembark yesterday because the pilot was "sick" – only later to find he had been arrested.

Last night the Metropolitan Police confirmed that a 51-year-old pilot, who had been due to fly the Boeing 767 to Chicago, was arrested at Heathrow on "suspicion of exceeding the prescribed alcohol limit". He has been breath-tested and released on bail.

Last night United Airlines said: "Safety is our highest priority and the pilot has been removed from service while we co-operate with the authorities and conduct a full investigation."

Damn regionals! They are just ruining everything!!
 

wms

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"Safety is our highest priority", next to cost, on-time performance, staffing and marketing.
 

Flybywire44

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Don't they have laws against drinking and flying? Thank god we're getting regulations against using laptops in flight... yet another problem solved.

Thats one less furlough at United?
 

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Only about 100 people on the LHR flight, huh? Should have gone to Europe.
 

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After an hour of sitting on the runway, more than 100 United Airlines passengers were told to disembark yesterday because the pilot was "sick" – only later to find he had been arrested.

Last night the Metropolitan Police confirmed that a 51-year-old pilot, who had been due to fly the Boeing 767 to Chicago, was arrested at Heathrow on "suspicion of exceeding the prescribed alcohol limit". He has been breath-tested and released on bail.

Last night United Airlines said: "Safety is our highest priority and the pilot has been removed from service while we co-operate with the authorities and conduct a full investigation."

Ok.....so they load up, only two in the front and taxi out to the runway, sit for over an hour...then what? "Oh, we don't have a pilot...better taxi back and tell the pax to "disembark"...." No wonder the public thinks we are idiots...thank the media...
 

rene

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Old News

This United incident happened in October 2008
 

PropPiedmont

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This United incident happened in October 2008

It happened again. Oh my.
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/loca...-Drunk-Pilot-Arrested-in-London-69666177.html

On top of that:

"This is the second episode of drunken pilots departing from Heathrow in the last six months.

In May, an American Airlines pilot failed a breathalyzer test just before taking off from Heathrow for ... you guessed it, Chicago. During that incident, 204 passengers on board had to wait for a replacement to be found."
 
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buscap

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Pilot arrested on drink charge
By Terri Judd
Tuesday, 10 November

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After an hour of sitting on the runway, more than 100 United Airlines passengers were told to disembark yesterday because the pilot was "sick" – only later to find he had been arrested.

Last night the Metropolitan Police confirmed that a 51-year-old pilot, who had been due to fly the Boeing 767 to Chicago, was arrested at Heathrow on "suspicion of exceeding the prescribed alcohol limit". He has been breath-tested and released on bail.

Last night United Airlines said: "Safety is our highest priority and the pilot has been removed from service while we co-operate with the authorities and conduct a full investigation."

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It says 10 nov 2009,
 

SpauldingSmails

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If I were a pilot for United, I'd probably be bombed most of the time too.
 

MACH-TUCK

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Their probably former evil regional pilots with no experience what so ever.
Dam regionals.
 

Dubya

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Now reporting that the FA rolled on him.

Not like that. Freaks.
 
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