Delta Pilot Arrested in Cockpit on Suspicion of Being Intoxicated

By Paul Riegler on 31 July 2019
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Delta aircraft at the gate in Minneapolis

Delta aircraft at the gate in Minneapolis

A Delta pilot was removed from a flight after boarding at the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport and arrested. 

The incident, which took place Tuesday morning on Flight 1728 shortly after 11 a.m., came 20 minutes before the flight would have departed for San Diego International Airport.

The pilot, Gabriel Lyle Schroeder, was arrested by local police at the airport, the local ABC affiliate KSTP reported.

An airport spokesman, Patrick Hogan, told reporters that the pilot had been seen approaching a TSA Known Crewmember checkpoint and leaving the area when he observed that the TSA was conducting additional screening beyond the standard ID check. He later went through the checkpoint and proceeded to the aircraft.

The spokesman also said that a container of alcohol was found in Schroeder’s possession after the arrest.

No charges have been filed, pending the results of a toxicology report.

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