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American Airlines pilot arrested on tarmac after failing Breathalyzer

American Airlines pilot arrested on tarmac after failing Breathalyzer

An American Airlines pilot was arrested on the tarmac Saturday as shocked passengers looked on after he failed a Breathalyzer test at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport.

Flight 736, scheduled to leave Detroit about 7 a.m. en route to Philadelphia, was immediately canceled, according to ABC affiliate WXYZ.

A Transportation Security Agent was the first person to spot the pilot acting suspiciously, the station reported. Minutes before the flight was scheduled to take off, airport police were called.

Michael Conway, director of public affairs at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport, told ABC News that the pilot failed an initial field Breathalyzer. After being arrested, he...

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