A veteran Delta pilot allegedly confirmed up drunk for a flight from Scotland to New York City – and was arrested after passengers have been already onboard.
Flight DL209 was canceled on the final minute Friday when the unnamed 61-year-old pilot was arrested at Edinburgh Airport, the Herald Scotsman reported.
The pilot was charged underneath the UK’s Railways and Transport Safety Act of 2003, which imposes limits on alcohol consumption for crew members.
The authorized blood-alcohol restrict for airline employees is 20 milligrams of alcohol in 100 milliliters of blood. For drivers in Scotland, it’s 50 milligrams of alcohol in 100 milliliters of blood.
“Delta confirms that one in all its crew was taken into custody [Friday] morning at EDI Airport,” an airline spokesperson advised media in an announcement.
“Delta is helping the authorities with their on-going inquiries. Delta’s EDI-JFK flight (June 16) has been canceled, and clients are being re-accommodated. We apologize to clients impacted by this cancellation,” the rep added.
In a assertion to Insider, Delta mentioned the corporate’s “alcohol coverage is among the many strictest within the business and we now have no tolerance for violation.”
The pilot was scheduled to seem Monday on the Edinburgh Sheriff Court, in keeping with the Herald Scotsman.
The Post has reached out to Delta for remark.