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Inebriated Pilot Arrested

Drunk US pilot arrested at Amsterdam airport

Sep 15, 2010

AMSTERDAM - Dutch police said that intoxicated American pilot has been detained when he was preparing a plane for takeoff .

According to Associated Press, police did not identify the pilot or his airline, but said he is a 52-year-old captain from Woodbury, NJ.

Police statement also said that he does not fly for a Dutch airline.

Authorities said they arrested the man in the cockpit of his plane after an anonymous tip.

A breath test found he had a blood-alcohol content of 0.023 percent, just above the legal limit in the Netherlands.

The flight with 200 passengers was delayed and the pilot fined 700 euros, police statement said.

Bloomberg reported the pilot works for Delta Air Lines. The airline said it cancelled a flight from Amsterdam to Newark because of concerns a crew member was "unfit for duty."

Drunk US pilot arrested at Amsterdam airport
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Source: AP, Bloomberg

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