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- Dec 17, 2003
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United Pilot Removed from Flight Duty in Miama...alleged alcohol smell
:beer:MIAMI Police say a United Airlines pilot was removed from the cockpit and questioned by police today after security screeners at Miami International Airport reported smelling alcohol.
The pilot was not arrested and no breath test was done. But United has suspended the pilot pending an internal investigation.
The Federal Aviation Administration is also investigating.
An F-A-A spokeswoman says the pilot was boarding a flight to Washington D-C when Transportation Security Administration screeners thought they smelled alcohol and alerted police.
A Miami-Dade police detective says "the officer noticed what appeared to be an odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from the pilot and requested that he exit the aircraft."