Sun, Feb 12, 2006
Flight Departs Late, Makes Stop In NYC On Way To ORD
An American Airlines pilot was arrested and held briefly
Saturday morning, when police at Manchester Airport detained him on
suspicion of being drunk just before passengers began boarding the
transatlantic flight to Chicago.
American Airlines spokesman Tim Wagner confirmed the pilot --
one of three onboard the 767 (file photo of type, above) for
its flight to the US, and identified only as a 45-year-old Ohio man
-- was arrested. Greater Manchester police confirmed the arrest,
adding the pilot was later released on bail pending the outcome of
blood-alcohol content (BAC) tests. He is due to report to a
Manchester police station Tuesday to face charges.
The flight, originally scheduled to leave at 10:30 am local
time, departed Manchester about an hour late with a two-man flight
crew, according to the Associated Press.
The loss of the detained pilot meant the flight had to make a
brief stop at JFK International to pick up a third flight crew
member before continuing onto O'Hare.
Three pilots are required on all commercial flights lasting
longer than eight hours.
Spokesman Wagner was quick to describe the arrest as an
"isolated incident," and said the airline had already begun an
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