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A Chicago-Bound pilot is pulled from American flight in London

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    American Airlines says one of its pilots failed a breathalyzer test just prior to taking the helm of a Chicago-bound flight on Wednesday.

    If you're afraid of flying, read no futher.

    American Airlines says one of its pilots failed a breathalyzer test just prior to taking the helm of a Chicago-bound flight on Wednesday.

    The Fort Worth, Texas-based airline says the pilot was given the test at London's Heathrow Airport after airport security staff alerted police.

    The unidentified pilot was supposed to operate a flight with 204 Chicago-bound passengers. The flight was delayed while a replacement was found and the plane eventually took off.