2 United Airlines pilots are set up to appear in a court in Glasgow, Scotland Monday on charges that they were intoxicated soon prior to they were set up to fly more than 140 guests to the United States.
CBS New York reported that the flight to Newark, New Jersey was delayed for 10 hours while a new crew was brought in to make the flight.
A spokesman for the airline company stated the pilots have actually been relieved of their flying duties which Chicago-based United is complying with authorities along with conducting its own examination.
” The two pilots have actually been gotten rid of from service and their flying duties,” Erin Benson, a representative for United Airlines, told the Chicago Sun-Times. “We are complying with the authorities and will perform our own examination as well. The security of our consumers and crew is our greatest priority.”
The pilots, aged 35 and 45, are believed to be American citizens, according to the reports.
They are expected to be charged under Scotland’s Railways and Transport Safety Act 2003, Section 93, which connects to carrying out aviation-related functions while exceeding the prescribed limit of alcohol.
On July 18, two Canadian pilots were arrested on similar charges at the Glasgow airport. Jean-Francois Perreault, 39, and Zafar Syed, 37, were likewise accused of alcohol problems under the act.
They were charged with intoxication prior to they were set to fly an Air Transat aircraft with 345 passengers onboard to Toronto.