Two United Airlines pilots are set up to appear in a court in Glasgow, Scotland Monday on charges that they were inebriateded shortly before they were arranged to fly more than 140 travelers to the United States.
CBS New York reported that the flight to Newark, New Jersey was postponed for 10 hours while a new crew was brought in to make the flight.
A representative for the airline stated the pilots have actually been relieved of their flying tasks which Chicago-based United is cooperating with authorities as well as performing its own examination.
” The two pilots have actually been removed from service and their flying responsibilities,” Erin Benson, a representative for United Airlines, told the Chicago Sun-Times. “We are complying with the authorities and will perform our own investigation too. The security of our consumers and crew is our greatest priority.”
The pilots, aged 35 and 45, are thought to be American residents, according to the reports.
They are anticipated to be charged under Scotland’s Railways and Transport Safety Act 2003, Section 93, which connects to performing aviation-related functions while going beyond the recommended limitation of alcohol.
On July 18, two Canadian pilots were on apprehended on comparable charges at the Glasgow airport. Jean-Francois Perreault, 39, and Zafar Syed, 37, were likewise accused of alcohol problems under the act.
They were accused of intoxication before they were set to fly an Air Transat aircraft with 345 travelers onboard to Toronto.