AA (American Eagle) commuter pilot Kolbjorn Jarle Kristiansen sloshed at MSP

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  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    One minute you're a nobody, the next minute you're in newspapers from London to Zambia. :eek: *burp*

    U.S. News: American Eagle pilot fails alcohol test, suspended

    An American Eagle pilot was suspended after failing a blood-alcohol test as he prepared to fly on Friday from Minneapolis to New York City, authorities said.

    Well, that's wrong. He failed the breath test. The blood tests results are pending.

    Police at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport said officers and a Transportation Security Administration agent smelled alcohol as they passed the pilot waiting to get on an elevator. The pilot was conducting preflight checks at about 6 a.m. when police boarded the aircraft, airport spokesman Patrick Hogan said.

    Officers made him take a breath test and arrested him on suspicion of being under the influence of alcohol, Hogan said. Passengers had not yet boarded the flight to New York's LaGuardia Airport, he said.

    Hogan said airport police will wait until blood tests are processed before deciding whether to file charges against the pilot. Police identified the pilot as 48-year-old Kolbjorn Jarle Kristiansen. He was released to airline employees several hours after his arrest.

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