The largest expert travel community:
  • 776,624 Total members
  • 4,041 Users online now
  • 1,732,712 Threads
  • 32,113,112 Posts

A Drunk Delta Pilot Almost Flew Passengers to San Diego?

A Drunk Delta Pilot Almost Flew Passengers to San Diego?
Jeff Edwards

A Delta Airlines pilot was removed from an already boarded flight at Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport (MSP) after being accused of reporting for duty while under the influence. TSA screeners who first suspected the aviator of being intoxicated say that alcohol was also found among his personal belongings.

Authorities say a Delta Air Lines pilot was arrested on the flight deck of a plane preparing to depart Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (MSP) on Wednesday. Police say Gabriel Lyle Schroeder was taken into custody on suspicion of being under the influence of alcohol.

The 37-year-old airline employee first drew the suspicion of TSA screeners when he abruptly left a screening line before later returning and eventually boarding his flight. The screeners reported their suspicions to airport police officers after allegedly discovering an unidentified form of alcohol among the pilot’s carry-on items.

“The individual left the line, which drew suspicion,” MSP airport spokesperson Patrick Hogan told CNN praising both TSA officers and local law enforcement. “There’s always a chance the plane might have taken off. There’s a possibility of that.”

Officials confirmed that boarding had already completed for Delta Air Lines Flight 1728 and the San Diego International Airport (SAN)-bound plane was preparing for departure when officers arrived to take the pilot into custody. Police say no charges have yet been filed against Schroeder, who has already been released from custody, pending the results of toxicology tests which are not expected to be available for several days.

“Delta’s alcohol policy is among the strictest in the industry and we have no tolerance for [the] violation,” a Delta Air Lines spokesperson told reporters in a statement. “Delta is cooperating with local authorities in their investigation.”


[Featured Image: Shutterstock]

Click to add a comment

You must be logged in on the FORUM to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply


More in Uncategorized

Cuomo Wants COVID-19 Passenger Testing at New York Airports

Joe CortezAugust 25, 2020

MIT Professor: Flights Booked to Capacity May Present 1-in-4,300 Chance of Contracting COVID-19

Joe CortezJuly 14, 2020

Lufthansa Announces Revived Schedule For June

Jackie ReddyMay 18, 2020

Copyright © 2014 Top News Theme. Theme by MVP Themes, powered by Wordpress.


I want emails from FlyerTalk with travel information and promotions. I can unsubscribe any time using the unsubscribe link at the end of all emails