Two United Airlines pilots are scheduled to appear in a court in Glasgow, Scotland Monday on charges that they were inebriateded quickly until they were arranged to fly more than 140 guests to the United States.
CBS New York reported that the flight to Newark, New Jersey was postponed for 10 hours while a new team was generated to make the flight.
A spokesperson for the airline stated the pilots have actually been relieved of their flying duties which Chicago-based United is working together with authorities in addition to conducting its own examination.
” The two pilots have been removed from service and their flying tasks,” Erin Benson, a spokesperson for United Airlines, informed the Chicago Sun-Times. “We are working together with the authorities and will conduct our own investigation as well. The security of our customers and crew is our highest concern.”
The pilots, aged 35 and 45, are believed to be American citizens, according to the reports.
They are anticipated to be charged under Scotland’s Railways and Transport Safety Act 2003, Section 93, which associates with performing aviation-related functions while exceeding the prescribed limit of alcohol.
On July 18, two Canadian pilots were jailed on comparable charges at the Glasgow airport. Jean-Francois Perreault, 39, and Zafar Syed, 37, were also charged with alcohol impairment under the act.
They were accused of intoxication until they were set to fly an Air Transat airplane with 345 passengers onboard to Toronto.