Airline Pilot Arrested at Airport on Triple Murder Charges

By Anna Breuer on 12 May 2019
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A pilot at an American Airlines subsidiary was arrested Saturday at Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport, charged with the 2015 murder of three people.

A grand jury indictment charged Christian Richard Martin with three counts of murder, one of arson, one of attempted arson, burglary in the first degree, and three counts of tampering with physical evidence.

Martin is an employee of PSA Airlines, a subsidiary of American, and has been with the company for slightly more than a year, the airline said in a statement. His arrest took place shortly before he was scheduled to fly as first officer on Flight 5523 from Louisville to Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina.

The flight’s departure was delayed by almost three hours after Martin was grounded and placed on “administrative suspension,” according to the airline.

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