'Drunk' pilots arrested after 'failing breath test' before flight from UK

TWO United Airlines pilots have been arrested at Glasgow Airport today for allegedly failing a breath test before boarding a flight from the UK to New York.

The men, aged 45 and 61, have not been charged but remain custody.

The pair are expected to appear at Paisley Sheriff Court on Tuesday.

The flight to New York has been cancelled. They both were arrested before boarding flight UA162.

The flight was expected to take off for Newark Liberty International Airport at 9am this morning, but was cancelled.

Police Scotland confirmed their officers were called to the airport at 7.35am.

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 6 August for alleged offences under the Railways and Transport Safety Act 2003 (Section 93)."

The Act covers carrying out pilot duties while under the influence of alcohol.

It comes after a top golfer was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault after he was accused of hurling abuse at passengers and crew before molesting a woman.

Daily Star Sunday