Pilots arrested after suspected of being drunk before flying to Newark

NEWARK, New Jersey (WABC) -- Two United Airlines pilots are under arrest after they are suspected of being drunk before they were to fly a passenger jet from Scotland to Newark.

Saturday's flight from Glasgow was delayed for ten hours while the airline sought replacement pilots.

Some passengers had already boarded the plane, while others say they were turned around while waiting to board.

The arrests were made in Scotland. One of the pilots is 35 years old, the other is 45. Both pilots are expected to face charges connected to Britain's transport safety laws. null
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