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A Delta Airlines pilot was arrested on Tuesday morning at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on suspicion of being drunk, reports said.
The 37-year-old Minnesota man has been removed from a fully on-board the aircraft by the police, and shortly before take-off, according to The Star Tribune.
Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents-which are, reportedly, took a bottle of alcohol and smelled of alcohol in his breath.
THE AMERICAN AIRLINES PILOT WAS ARRESTED IN THE UNITED KINGDOM, WHICH IS SUSPECTED OF BEING DRUNK
He was released from prison a few hours later, and no fee will be charged.
“In the case is still under investigation and we are awaiting final toxicology results, so a detailed report is not available at this moment in time,” a spokesman for the airport told The Tribune.
The pilot is scheduled to fly to San Diego.
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Minnesota has to 0.04 percent, the legal limit for pilots, and the FAA doesn’t allow pilots to fly within eight hours of drinking, The Tribune reported.
Delta said in a statement, “the alcohol policy is among the strictest in the industry, and we have no tolerance for the violation. Delta is working with the local authorities in their investigation.”