Glasgow & West Scotland

Pilots on Glasgow Airport alcohol charge released on bail

Two pilots have been released on bail over claims they tried to board a flight from Scotland to the US while under the influence of alcohol.

Carlos Roberto Licona, 45, from Texas, and Paul Brady Grebenc, 35, from Mississippi, appeared at Paisley Sheriff Court.

They made no plea or declaration and the cases against them were continued.

The United Airlines pilots were arrested on Saturday morning as they tried to check-in at Glasgow Airport.

The Crown Office said both men had been charged with breaking Section 93 (1) of the Railway and Transport Safety Act (2003) and were released on bail.

No future court dates have been set.

United Airlines said the pilots had been removed from service and their flying duties pending an investigation.