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HP Captain Had Previous Drinking-related Arrests  
User currently offlineBobcat From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 11 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 924 times:

The drunk America West captain who was arrested at MIA for trying to fly a jet while intoxicated had previous drinking-related arrests by the Arizona State Police...

My question is, why didn't America West Airlines suspend/fire him? Didn't the police or the court system have a responsibility to alert the FAA or the airline about his problems?

He may very well have been drunk while in the cockpit previously... only he didn't get caught!!!

More at:


"Captain Thomas Porter Cloyd, 44, continued to fly jetliners for America West despite admitting to police that he had been drinking when he shoved his wife, spat on her and berated her during a 1998 incident in their home outside Phoenix, the reports show. The charges were later dropped.

A little over a year later, Cloyd was arrested for harassing his downstairs neighbor, according to an arrest report. He shouted obscenities at her, pounded on her door and stomped on his floor after "drinking a lot," a police report stated."

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User currently offlineDoug_Or From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3586 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (13 years 11 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 866 times:

if there is no conviction I think its an inocent untill proven guilty kind of thing.

When in doubt, one B pump off
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