TWO UNITED AIR­LINES PI­LOTS HELD ON AL­CO­HOL CHARGE IN SCOT­LAND

Metro USA (New York) - - News -

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.

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