One for the tarmac?
More than 100 United Airlines passengers were about to take off from Heathrow Airport on a flight to Chicago when they were told their plane was delayed because the pilot was “sick."
Turns out the 51-year-old pilot was drunk.
The arrest prompted United to issue a statement saying “[s]afety is our highest priority and the pilot has been removed from service while we cooperate with the authorities and conduct a full investigation.”
In May, an American Airlines pilot failed a breathalyzer test just before taking off from Heathrow for ... you guessed it, Chicago. During that incident, 204 passengers on board had to wait for a replacement to be found.