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The pilot, Gabriel Lyle Schroeder, was removed from the fully boarded Delta flight at Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport on Tuesday at 11 am

Delta pilot, 37, is arrested with a & # 39; bottle of alcohol after boarding a drunk plane & # 39; in Minneapolis

  • Gabriel Lyle Schroeder, 37, was removed from the fully boarded aircraft at Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport on Tuesday at 11 am
  • He was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of alcohol
  • He would fly the plane from Minneapolis to San Diego
  • Prior to boarding, TSA officers saw Schroeder leave a screening line for crew members after he noticed that they were carrying out additional checks.
  • When he was arrested, the police reported a & # 39; bottle & # 39; found alcohol on him
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A Delta Airlines pilot was arrested after reportedly boarding a drunken aircraft in Minneapolis.

The pilot, Gabriel Lyle Schroeder, was removed from the fully boarded flight at Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport on Tuesday at 11 am.

The 37-year-old was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of alcohol.

He would fly the plane from Minneapolis to San Diego.

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The pilot, Gabriel Lyle Schroeder, was removed from the fully boarded Delta flight at Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport on Tuesday at 11 am

The pilot, Gabriel Lyle Schroeder, was removed from the fully boarded Delta flight at Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport on Tuesday at 11 am

Prior to boarding the flight, TSA officers saw Schroeder leave a screening line for crew members after he noticed that they were carrying out additional checks.

He later returned to the line and boarded the plane.

Meanwhile, the TSA officers had the Minneapolis police and carried out two austerity checks on Schroeder.

According to one of those tests, he would have been under the influence of alcohol, but the results of the second were still pending, KSTP reports.

When he was arrested, the police reported a & # 39; bottle & # 39; found alcohol in Schroeder's possession.

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Authorities refused to disclose what type of alcohol he had been drinking.

Schroeder was booked but was later released.

The police say they are waiting for toxicology results to see if formal charges will be imposed.

& # 39; Delta's alcohol policy is one of the strictest in the industry and we have no tolerance for violations. Delta is working with local authorities on their investigation & # 39 ;, the airline said in a statement.

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