Two pilots are due to appear in court after allegedly failing breath tests before a flight to the United States.

A United Airlines service from Glasgow to Newark was suspended on Saturday following the couple's arrest on suspicion of being under the influence of drink or drugs.

Flight number UA162 had been due to depart from Glasgow airport at 09.

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The pilots must appear at Paisley Sheriff Court ( Andrew Milligan / PA)

The male pilots aged 45 and 61 are expected to appear at Paisley Sheriff Court later on Tuesday.

They have been in custody since their arrest because of an alleged violation of the Railway and Transportation Safety Act 2003.

The law states that the alcohol limit for pilots is nine micrograms of alcohol in 100 milliliters of breath – less than half the 22 micrograms limit. for drivers in Scotland.

If convicted, they receive a sentence of up to two years in prison, a fine or both.