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Possibly Drunk Delta Pilot Kicked Off Plane And Arrested

By Kelsey Marie

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A Delta Air Lines pilot was arrested Tuesday morning before his flight at Minneapolis – St. Paul International Airport.

The pilot was suspected of drinking prior to his flight, even though pilots are prohibited from flying within eight hours of drinking alcohol by the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration).

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Delta Airlines pilot, Gabriel Lyle Schroeder, 37, was arrested at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on suspicion of being intoxicated.

An “alcoholic container” was found by officers and TSA agents which led to the belief that the pilot had been drinking, according to USA TODAY.

The police report obtained by USA TODAY states the pilot was booked and then released from his arrest three hours later. He was heading to San Diego on the morning of his arrest.

Patrick Hogan, spokesman for Minneapolis – St. Paul International Airport, informed The Minneapolis Star that the case is still under investigation and the pilots’ toxicology reports are still pending.

The pilot has not been charged with any crime as yet.


Kate Modolo, a Delta spokeswoman, says the airline is working with local authorities on the investigation.

Modolo gives a statement saying: “Delta’s alcohol policy is among the strictest in the industry and we have no tolerance for violation.”

She did not specify if their policy differs from that of the FAA.

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