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'Drunk Pilot' Delays Flight

Hotel shuttle driver tipped off cops
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 17, 2012 12:20 AM CST
'Drunk Pilot' Delays Flight
Frontier Airlines says it is investigating the incident.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – A flight was delayed at Omaha's airport after a hotel shuttle bus driver told police that the pilot appeared to be already flying pretty high. Police say they intercepted the pilot before he boarded the Frontier Airlines flight and, after determining there was reasonable suspicion that he was drunk, turned him over to the airline. The pilot wasn't arrested, but the Federal Aviation Administration has been informed, ABC reports. The airline, which deemed the incident a "personnel matter," found a replacement pilot, and the flight took off two hours late. (Read more pilot stories.)

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