TWO UNITED AIRLINES PILOTS HELD ON ALCOHOL CHARGE IN SCOTLAND
Two United Airlines pilots were arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of alcohol in Scotland on Saturday as they were about to fly to the United States, police and the airline said. Police Scotland said the two men, aged 35 and 45, were detained under a section of the Railways and Transport Safety Act, which covers carrying out pilot function or activity while exceeding the prescribed limit of alcohol. The men are expected to appear in court in Paisley, near Glasgow, on Monday. The flight from Glasgow to Newark Airport, New Jersey, carrying 141 passengers, eventually took off nearly 10 hours late Saturday evening with a new crew, the airline said.