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American Airlines Pilot Arrested on Suspicion of Being Intoxicated

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    Pilot Suspected of Being Drunk Before Flight

    A pilot was arrested in Manchester, England, when he was suspected of being intoxicated before a Philly-bound flight was set to take off. Travelers at Philadelphia International Airport reacted to the news.

    (Published Friday, Feb. 8, 2019)

    A Philadelphia-bound American Airlines flight was canceled after one of the pilots was arrested on suspicion of being intoxicated, the airline confirmed with NBC10.

    The pilot, who has not yet been identified, was one of three on flight AA735. The pilot was arrested in Manchester, England, Thursday morning after authorities suspected he was intoxicated, according to a spokesperson for American Airlines.

    Greater Manchester Police found that the 62-year-old pilot appeared to be over the limit for alcohol around 11 a.m. in England.

    The flight, which was headed to Philadelphia, was canceled. All passengers were re-booked and arrived in Philly later during the day, the spokesperson said.

    Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    [NATL] Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    A would-be robber armed with a knife had a surprise in store when an Alabama store clerk pulled out a machete in defense. The two's brief knife fight was caught on camera before the clerk runs out to damage the robber's car.

    According to police, suspect Seth Holcomb walked up to the counter to make a purchase. He leaves the store and then comes back in as if to make a second purchase. Then, he pulled out a knife at the counter. What he didn't expect was that the clerk would pull out a machete of his own.

    (Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019)

    “Safety is our highest priority and we apologize to our customers for the disruption to their travel plans, we have rebooked them on alternative flights,” the spokesperson told NBC10. “We are fully cooperating with local law enforcement and further questions should be referred to them.”

      

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