Sep 17, 2010

Drunk airline pilot arrested minutes before takeoff

An intoxicated pilot was arrested at Amsterdam's Schipol airport just minutes before his airliner carrying 196 passengers was due to take-off.

Aviation authorities boarded a plane after a tip-off from a crew member.

The pilot, identified only as a 52-year-old from Woodbury, New Jersey was taken into custody in the cockpit of his plane.