...And Yet Another Airline Pilot Detained
As the British put the official seal on their new alcohol limits, an Aloha Airlines first officer was detained after allegedly trying to go to work with what the Associated Press is reporting as a blood-alcohol level of .182. That's about the level reached by a 180-pound man who drinks eight 12-ounce beers in one hour. The unidentified pilot, who was scheduled to fly from Oakland to Hawaii on Saturday morning, was detained by police after a security screener allegedly smelled alcohol as he passed through the checkpoint. The pilot has been suspended pending the investigation. "Aloha considers this to be a very serious matter," the airline said in a statement.