Pilot arrested at Philadelphia airport.
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A US Airways pilot has been arrested for disorderly conduct disorderly conduct
Conduct likely to lead to a disturbance of the public peace or that offends public decency. It has been held to include the use of obscene language in public, fighting in a public place, blocking public ways, and making threats. and making "terrorist threats" at a security checkpoint at Philadelphia International Airport.
The pilot, Elwood Menear, allegedly said: "Why are you worried about tweezers tweezers An instrument with pincers used to grasp or extract. See Optical tweezers. when I could crash the plane?" while undergoing security checks before his flight on 13 January. The screeners thought the comments were inappropriate and police arrested Menear - who had been scheduled to fly from Philadelphia to Milwaukee.
A substitute pilot was called in to complete the flight, and the FBI is investigating the pilot's comment to determine whether federal charges should be filed, Reuters reported.
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