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Pilot is charged with flying Alaska Airlines plane while drunk

Pilot is charged with flying Alaska Airlines plane while drunk

A Newport Beach airline pilot has been arrested and charged with piloting an Alaska Airlines jet full of passengers while under the influence of alcohol, authorities said Thursday.

David Hans Arntson, 60, was arrested Wednesday morning and appeared in federal court in downtown Los Angeles. He’s scheduled to be arraigned Feb. 10.

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FOR THE RECORD:

Pilot charged: In the Jan. 25 California section, an article about an Alaska Airlines pilot facing alcohol charges said that federal law considers commercial airline pilots intoxicated if their blood-alcohol concentration is 0.10% or higher. That is the threshold in the U.S. code under...

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