Apparently Intoxicated Pilot Kept Off Omaha Flight

Published February 16, 2012 11:36PM (EST)

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Frontier Airlines says it's investigating after an apparently intoxicated pilot was stopped at Omaha's airport before getting on a flight to Milwaukee. The flight was delayed for nearly two hours while someone else was brought in to fly the plane.

Frontier Airlines spokeswoman Lindsey Carpenter said the airline was looking into allegations the pilot was impaired upon arriving for the Thursday flight. She said the airline wouldn't comment in further detail because it was a personnel matter.

Flight 1894 was to have taken off at 6 a.m. carrying 29 passengers, three crew and two pilots. The plane eventually landed in Milwaukee around 9:30 a.m.

Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Elizabeth Isham Cory says Frontier reported the incident to the agency as required. She declined to disclose details of the report.

By Salon Staff

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