A Delta Airlines pilot was arrested in Scotland after he showed up drunk for a New York City-bound flight and forced the trip’s cancellation, officials alleged Tuesday.
The pilot, identified only as a 61-year-old man, was arrested at about 10 a.m. local time, police said.
The flight was “canceled and customers were reaccommodated on other flights,” Delta said in a statement.
“We apologize to customers impacted by this cancellation,” it added.
A Delta representative declined Tuesday to say whether the pilot was still employed or flying for the carrier.
“Delta is assisting the authorities with their on-going” investigation, the spokesperson said.
A representative of the Air Line Pilots Association declined Tuesday to say whether the suspect is a member or whether the union is providing any legal representation.
Delta operates daily flights from Edinburgh Airport to New York, Boston and Atlanta.