The FAA said co-pilot was "detained this morning under suspicion of having a BAC over the legal limit when he arrived for his flight in Detroit."
American Airlines released this statement:
“This is a serious matter and we are assisting local law enforcement and the Federal Aviation Administration with the investigation. We will handle this matter appropriately as the safety and care of our customers and employees is our highest priority. Flight 736 has cancelled and we are reaccommodating our customers on other flights. We apologize to our customers for the disruption to their travel plans”
DTW spokesman Michael Conway said the pilot failed a breathalyzer test and taken into custody by the Wayne County Airport Authority before being turned over to Romulus police, where he failed another breathalyzer test.
We're told the pilot is from Pennsylvania and was born in 1965.