American Airlines pilot arrested in UK, suspected of being drunk

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An American Airlines pilot has been arrested at Britain's Manchester Airport on suspicion of being drunk, police said Friday.

Police "received a report that an airline pilot may have been under the influence of alcohol" at the airport in northwest England on Thursday morning, The Greater Manchester Police (GMP) force said.

Officers arrested a 62-year-old man just before 11 a.m. Thursday on suspicion of performing an aviation function while over the prescribed alcohol limit, the Manchester Evening News reported.

The man, whose name was not released, has since been bailed out pending further inquiries, a GMP spokesman told the outlet.