Don't Drink and Fly

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

Thursday, May 21, 2009  |  Updated 7:25 AM CDT
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Don't Drink and Fly

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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.

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