View Full Version : American Airlines Pilot Fails Breathalyzer

05-21-2009, 01:39 PM
American Airlines confirms that one of their pilots was arrested after failing a breathalyzer test at Heathrow Wednesday, CBS News has learned. He had been scheduled to fly a flight from Heathrow to Chicago's O'Hare Airport.

The airline issued the following statement:

"An American Airlines pilot was arrested at London Heathrow airport yesterday (Wednesday, 20 May) having failed a breathalyser test. Police had been called by airport staff working at the security control post.

The male pilot was due to operate flight AA87; the 10.15 London - Chicago scheduled service. The pilot was replaced and following a delay, the flight departed at 11.30am. No other operations were affected by the incident.


05-21-2009, 02:24 PM
Nothing like having a pilot be drunk and flying over the ocean :up:

05-21-2009, 02:33 PM
That is the reason Auto-Pilot was invented.


05-22-2009, 05:07 PM
crazy ****

05-23-2009, 03:00 PM
What the **** dude? Seriously. What the ****?

05-25-2009, 05:24 AM
pilots have been flying drunk for years.

1 dol fan
05-25-2009, 12:42 PM
pilots have been flying drunk for years.
I was kinda thinking the same thing... Why is this news?