AirTran Drunk Pilot Suspended During Investigation (VIDEO)
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The TSA manager called airport police, who gave the captain a breathalyzer test.
The flight, en route to Milwaukee, was delayed 35 minutes after the captain blew a .05%.
Surprisingly, the legal limit for commercial pilots is .04%--below the .08% limit allowed to drivers across America.
The unnamed pilot is a Federal Flight Deck Officer, meaning he is authorized to carry a firearm on the plane. AirTran did not know whether the pilot was armed during this particular flight.
The captain has been suspended during the investigation into the incident by AirTran.
Cases of inebriated pilots are, thankfully, few and far between. Earlier this year, a Delta pilot who showed up drunk (he was 4.5 times over the legal limit) for a London-bound flight was sentenced to six months in jail. In March, five Aeromexico employees, including two pilots and two co-pilots, were suspended for flying under the influence.
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