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Pilot in court on 'unfit' charge
Manchester airport
The pilot was due to fly from Manchester to Chicago
An American Airlines pilot who denies he was unfit to fly from Manchester to Chicago has appeared in court.

Pilot James Yates, 46, from Ohio, was stopped on suspicion of being under the influence of alcohol as he was about to board a Boeing 767 with 209 passengers.

He is charged with being unfit for duty under the Railways and Transport Safety Act 2003.

Mr Yates is on unconditional bail and a trial date was set at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court for March.




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