Intoxicated Pilot

Armed pilot arrested before Atlanta-bound flight

An AirTran pilot is jailed in Las Vegas after a federal screener smelled alcohol on his breath as he tried to board a flight bound for Atlanta. A spokesman for the airline says Oliver Paul Reason failed a breathalyzer test administered by police when he was removed from the cockpit last night. Reason was also armed at the time, under a federal law allowing some pilots to carry firearms. He has been suspended indefinitely by the airline. AirTran has apologized to the 60 passengers who were stranded in Las Vegas after the flight was canceled. The Federal Aviation Administration could revoke Reason's pilot's license if officials find he was intoxicated.