United Airlines Pilots Arrested in Scotland Before U.S. Flight on Suspicion of Being Intoxicated

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A flight from Glasgow, Scotland to Newark, New Jersey was canceled Saturday after two pilots were arrested on suspicion of being intoxicated, according to officials with United Airlines and Scottish Police.

Police Scotland told CNN in a statement that two men were arrested at the airport before boarding in relation to a law that bans “carrying out pilot functions or activity while exceeding the prescribed limit of alcohol.”

The men, aged 61 and 45, “have been arrested and remain in police custody pending a court appearance on Tuesday 6th August 2019,” police said.

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