A dramatic view of the Grand Tetons immediately after stepping out of door 1L on an American Airlines Boeing 757-200 at Jackson Hole Airport (JAC/KJAC) in Wyoming.

A dramatic view of the Grand Tetons immediately after stepping out of door 1L on an American Airlines Boeing 757-200 at Jackson Hole Airport (JAC/KJAC) in Wyoming.

The 57 year old pilot was supposed to be taking 204 passengers from London’s Heathrow to Chicago yesterday on flight AA87. Before the flight could take off, security staff alerted police who administered a breathalyzer that the pilot failed. The flight was delayed, but was able to take off after finding a replacement pilot.
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3 Comments

What?! I’ve never heard of an FUI before… (flying under the influence) – its good to know that there are processes in place to catch stuff like this!! Kudos to the security staff.

jennywa

What is wrong with these pilots? Not only are they endangering lives, but they are also giving their airline a terrible rep!

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