Pilots arrested at Glasgow Airport
Pilots were arrested at Glasgow Airport for allegedly failing a breath test before boarding a flight to New York.
The men, aged 45 and 61, have not been charged but remain in custody and are expected to appear before Paisley Sheriff Court on Tuesday.
Police Scotland confirmed officers were called to the airport at 07:35 AM.
The men were arrested before boarding flight UA 162.
It was expected to take off for Newark at around 09:00 AM but the flight was canceled.
A force spokeswoman said:
"Police Scotland can confirm that two men, aged 61 and 45, have been arrested and remain in police custody pending a scheduled court appearance on Tuesday 6th August for alleged offenses under the Railways and Transport Safety Act 2003 (Section 93)."
The legislation covers carrying out pilot duties while under the influence of alcohol.
In 2017, two United Airline pilots were jailed for breaching drink-fly limits at Glasgow Airport.
First Officer, Paul Grebenc, 35, was sentenced to 10 months in prison.
His colleague Carlos Roberto Licona, 45, was jailed for 15 months.
Both had been arrested while preparing to take off from Glasgow on 27th August 2016.
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