Saturday, June 4, 2016

Accusation against pilot delays flight at Myrtle Beach International Airport (KMYR)

Kathryn's Report:

A Delta Airlines flight was delayed for more than an hour Saturday afternoon at Myrtle Beach International Airport after a passenger accused the pilot of having been drinking.

Dozens of passengers had already boarded flight DL2019, which was scheduled to depart Myrtle Beach at 11:40 a.m. for Atlanta. Dozens more were waiting to board when security was called. The pilot and co-pilot and all the previously boarded passengers returned to the terminal.

The pilot spoke to the passengers waiting in the terminal, told them that he had been accused of drinking and that he had reported the accusation to his supervisor. He added that he took his job “very seriously.”

After a few minutes, the pilot left with his co-pilot and a woman in a yellow vest marked supervisor.

At about about 12:15 p.m., a Delta clerk announced to the terminal that the pilot had passed a test and the flight would depart at 12:40.

When the pilot returned to the terminal at about 12:25, he was greeted with a round of applause from the waiting passengers.

The pilot spoke to the passengers again, apologizing for the delay and telling them they would board as soon as possible.

The flight eventually was in the air at 12:55 and arrived in Atlanta at 1:45.

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