A Frontier Airlines flight from Omaha, Neb., to Milwaukee was delayed Thursday morning after the pilot, suspected of being drunk, was kept from boarding the plane.
The pilot didn’t make it through security after arousing the suspicions of airport police and Frontier employees, airline spokesperson Lindsey Carpenter told msnbc.com. The incident is under investigation.
“Because this is a personnel issue, we can't and won't comment on specifics other than to say that because of concern of the crew member, that crew member was replaced," the airline said in a statement. “Appropriate action will be taken with the crew member when our investigation is complete.”
Frontier Flight 1894, operated by Chautauqua Airlines, was scheduled to leave Omaha at 6 a.m., and departed shortly before 8 a.m. after a replacement pilot was found.
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