AirTran pilot arrested?

Oakum_Boy

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His picture is on the ATL news websites. I feel for this guy right now.
 
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where IS Ty?:rolleyes:

Pilot Arrested on AirTran Flight




http://www.11alive.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=57426


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Police officers boarded an Atlanta-bound AirTran flight in Las Vegas early Thursday morning where they arrested a 38-year-old pilot after a screener smelled alcohol on his breath.

Pilot Oliver Reason Jr., is suspected of having a blood alcohol level above the legal flight limit. He has been charged with the operation of an aircraft while under the influence.

"At no point was the flight under the captain's command," said Tad Hutcheson of AirTran Airways.

The Orlando-based airline subsequently cancelled Flight 1780 destined from McCarran International to Hartsfield-Jackson and removed all of the 60 passengers from the plane. Other flight accommodations were made.

The ordeal started just after midnight when a Transportation Security Administration screener reported smelling alcohol when the pilot passed by. Police were then notified and went to the gate, only to find out Reason had already boarded the plane. He was arrested in the cockpit.

AirTran officials said Reason was a member for the Federal Flight Deck Officer Program, run by the TSA, which allowed him to carry a weapon.

A spokesperson for the Orlando-based airline said the airline immediately contacted the Federal Aviation Administration about the incident. The FAA has made a medical certification suspension and started an emergency review

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I am not jumping to conclusions. So this is a big IF. But anyone legally drunk getting in a plane and carrying a weapon, SHOULD BE HAMMERED BY THE LAW.
 

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"At no point was the flight under the captain's command," said Tad Hutcheson of AirTran Airways

WHAT? Capt. not in command?
 

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Game, Set, and Match. Career Over. If it is proven true of course.
 
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Freddie Spencer

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Quick look on the "Scab List", no Oliver Reason Jr listed...
 

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SWA/FO said:
"At no point was the flight under the captain's command," said Tad Hutcheson of AirTran Airways

WHAT? Capt. not in command?
Maybe Capt. Reason hadn't signed his release yet? Or perhaps that statement is just wishful thinking by the PR folks - don't want to scare off the revenue generators, you know...
 

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Freddie spencer you are a class act, thanks for checking dick
 

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He's an idiot, that's all there is to it. It makes the rest of us look bad. No sympathy.
 

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How about we not crucify him unitl they find out if he was guilty? If he is fry him for embarassing the company and the profession. UNtil then, lets let the union and the court handle this.
 

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TWA Dude said:
Why? This kind of thing should never happen!
Never say never. If accusations are proved, he will live with that forever. That's why. Everyone makes mistakes, including pilots...
 

Freddie Spencer

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Hey Oliver Reason Jr, sorry I meant atldc9... never mind.
 

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350DRIVER said:
where IS Ty?:rolleyes:


Well, I might have been intoxicated, but I was safe at home . . . .

Seriously, it really stinks when something like this happens . . . . the company gets a black eye, so do all pilots. I'm sure for the next few months, I'll have idiots sticking their heads in the cockpit saying, "You guys are sober, right?".:mad:

This flight usually departs Vegas at 11:45 p.m., so it's not even like an early-morning show. If it turns out to be true, it's pretty bad.
 

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It wasn't me either.

I've known him (he goes by Paul) for almost 7 years. Always seemed like a good guy to me.

I was floored when I heard the news.
 

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A quick review of Lyle Prouse's story and you may change your tune. Instead of throwing Oliver under the bus, just let the process work and have some compassion....

your Animal Farm stinks.....
 
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