American Airlines flight canceled after pilot arrested on suspicion of being drunk – Yahoo Lifestyle

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American Airlines flight canceled after pilot arrested on suspicion of being drunk – Yahoo Lifestyle

American Airlines flight from England to Philadelphia was canceled after the 62-year-old pilot was arrested on suspicion of being drunk.” data-reactid=”16″ type=”text”>An American Airlines flight from England to Philadelphia was canceled after the 62-year-old pilot was arrested on suspicion of being drunk.

Greater Manchester Police report that the pilot, whose name has not been made public, has been released on bail and is pending further investigation.

New York Post, American Airlines said it “is aware of an incident involving a member of its crew at Manchester Airport yesterday morning. The employee was detained and the flight, AA735 to Philadelphia, was canceled. Safety is our highest priority and we apologize to our customers for the disruption to their travel plans; all were rebooked on alternative flights.”” data-reactid=”20″ type=”text”>In a statement provided to the New York Post, American Airlines said it “is aware of an incident involving a member of its crew at Manchester Airport yesterday morning. The employee was detained and the flight, AA735 to Philadelphia, was canceled. Safety is our highest priority and we apologize to our customers for the disruption to their travel plans; all were rebooked on alternative flights.”

FAA regulations dictate that a pilot may not serve as a crew member within eight hours of consuming alcohol, a policy known as “bottle to throttle.”

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