American Airlines has launched an investigation after one of its crew members was arrested at a security checkpoint by
The crew member was relief first officer for the crew of an American Airlines Boeing 767-operated flight to
Manchester police say: “We arrested a man on suspicion of being under the influence of alcohol while acting as a crew member.” He was later released on bail.
American Airlines says in a statement: “An investigation into the circumstances of this event was immediately launched by the airline and no further details of the incident will be released until this is completed.”
The carrier says, that as part of its strict policies on alcohol and substance abuse, employees at all levels of the company are not allowed to be on duty whilst under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
The flight departed
GRAHAM DUNN / LONDON
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