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UPDATE: FAA probing report of intoxicated pilot

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OMAHA, Neb. (WKOW) -

OMAHA, Neb. (WKOW) – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has begun an investigation into reports that an intoxicated pilot was prevented from boarding a flight headed for Milwaukee on Thursday morning.

FAA spokeswoman Elizabeth Isham Cory says Frontier Airlines reported the incident to federal authorities, as required.

Frontier says its flight 1894 was scheduled to leave Omaha's Eppley Airfield at 6 a.m. for Milwaukee, but it was delayed for about two hours. The 29 passengers booked on the flight waited in the terminal during the delay.

Frontier declined to make any other comments about the pilot or the incident.

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OMAHA, Neb. (WKOW) -- Police and airline employees prevented a pilot they suspected of being drunk from boarding a flight in Omaha Thursday morning.

Omaha's KETV reported the Frontier flight to Milwaukee was scheduled to leave at 6 a.m., but the plane was still on the ground three hours later while the airline looked for another pilot.

The passengers waited in the terminal during the delay.

Omaha Airport Authority officials declined to comment further and referred questions to Frontier Airlines.

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