News American Airlines Co-Pilot Found Drunk After Aborted Takeoff

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    Police: Pilot's blood-alcohol level was double legal limit
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    DETROIT --A 50-year-old American Airlines co-pilot had a blood-alcohol level twice the legal limit and was having trouble with his cockpit seat just before an aborted takeoff from Detroit Metropolitan Airport over the weekend, according to police reports.

    The reports released Tuesday through a public records request said John Maguire registered .081 percent on a breath test Saturday morning. The limit for a pilot is .04.

    "Police responded with a field breathalyzer and the co-pilot was indeed over the legal limits," Airport Public Affairs Director Michael Conway told CBS Detroit station WWJ on Saturday. "They also took him to a local jurisdiction for a more sophisticated machine called the Data Master. On that machine, he also continued to be over the legal limit for a co-pilot."

    Maguire, who is from Pennsylvania, was charged Monday with operating under the influence of alcohol and released pending arraignment, which is expected next week. Prosecutor's office spokeswoman Maria Miller said no attorney is listed for him.

    Maguire was taken off the Detroit-to-Philadelphia flight that was canceled as a result of the incident. He initially denied drinking, but later acknowledged he last had a drink the evening before, one of the reports said.

    A Transportation Security Administration employee first reported Maguire appeared drunk when he went through security, smelling of liquor and walking unsteadily toward the gate.

    Officers were called and a short time later, Maguire was observed sitting sideways in the airplane, saying he was having trouble with his seat. The other pilot in the cockpit told authorities to "take him," according to a report.

    Airlines officials have said they are assisting investigators.
     
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    Lord Jesus:facepalm:
     
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    watch out, he could be a flight risk :grad:

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    He should be sentenced to fly cross country on an AA seat in the back row next to the bathroom that is always the only seat available without an up charge.
     
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    He picked a helluva week to quit sniffing glue.
     
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    "..he also continued to be over the legal limit for a co-pilot"

    So how many drinks is a co-pilot allowed to have?
     
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    Nothing gets by these hawks.

    Well except for knives, guns and shit like that.

    lol @ "granny" and "grandes"

    "I still wouldnt have wanted anyone to know that I banged 'em" hahah


     
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    Every time I hear about an incident on a plane I think about this THSS bit.

    Then I get sad for what was and what isn't anymore.

     
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    What's his screename here and how does he feel about creepy teacher threads?
     
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    He looks like the slower Flay twin.
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    This is usually the first thing I think of when one of my flights does a missed approach on a clear day.
     
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    The limit for a pilot is .04? What? How about .00? Jesus.
     
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    I worked in a hospital near the airport and we got a pilot who had a heart attack. I don't remember how long before he went into dts. Suprise!. Well his career was over with the heart attack.
     
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    Horribly written article. The plane never left the gate so how was there an "aborted takeoff".
     
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    I guess it was supposed to takeoff but didn't

    Probably better stated as canceled flight

    Imagine flushing a career that takes that level of time and energy
     
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    I have a friend who's a pilot. He can drink like a fish when he's not flying. But when he flys he's stone cold sober. That's how it should be. I don't need Otis the drunk flying my plane.
     
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    Most airlines have a no alcohol 12 hr rule but I also don't want a pilot with a hangover at the controls either. There should be a 24hr 0.0 no alcohol rule.
     
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