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Pilot in court accused of failing breath test before Glasgow to New York flight

Glendon Gulliver was charged under the Railways and Transport Safety Act but made no plea.

The pilot was granted bail (Steve Parsons/PA)
The pilot was granted bail (Steve Parsons/PA)

A pilot has appeared in court after allegedly failing a breath test ahead of a flight from Scotland to the US.

Glendon Gulliver was charged under the Railways and Transport Safety Act but made no plea.

The 61-year-old of Colorado, US, was granted bail at Paisley Sheriff Court on Tuesday.

A United Airlines service from Glasgow to Newark was cancelled on Saturday after Gulliver and his co-pilot were arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of drink or drugs.

Flight number UA162 had been due to depart Glasgow Airport at 9am.

The law states the alcohol limit for pilots is nine micrograms of alcohol in 100 millilitres of breath – less than half the 22 micrograms limit for drivers in Scotland.

The other pilot, 45, who was arrested for allegedly failing a breath test ahead of the same flight was released without charge before the hearing.

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