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Delta suspends pilot after DUI arrest

Associated Press

ATLANTA – Delta Air Lines said it has suspended a pilot who was arrested by German police who suspected he was drunk as he prepared for a flight.

The first officer, who Delta declined to identify, was one of three pilots scheduled to make the Monday morning flight from Frankfurt to Atlanta.

The pilot was given a blood-alcohol test and faces possible charges of dangerous interference in air transport, according to news reports.

The pilot “has been removed from active service during the investigation,” Delta spokesman John Kennedy said.

Delta said the flight, which had 156 passengers on board, was delayed about two hours.

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