Two pilots were arrested and dragged out of the cockpit by police just minutes before take off in Glasgow after passengers on an AirTransat flight reported that the pair exhibited abnormal behavior.
The flight was due to take off on Monday from Glasgow to Toronto and contained 250 people on board when it was aborted…
Officers arrested the men, aged 37 and 39 and accused them of being “impaired through alcohol”.
A spokeswoman said:
“Police Scotland can confirm two men aged 39 and 37 years have been arrested in relation to being allegedly impaired through alcohol under the Railway and Transport Safety Act 2003 (Section 93).”
The Canadian airline confirmed the arrest of its employees and said the flight had been rescheduled and passengers put up in hotels.
A spokesman said to The Sun UK:
“Air Transat has learned of the arrest on July 18 of two crew members assigned to its Glasgow-Toronto flight. We will await the results of the investigation and judicial proceedings before commenting on th