New video shows allegedly intoxicated pilot trying to board plane

New surveillance video shows what Delta pilot Gabriel Shroeder did just before boarding the plane that made airport security officials suspicious.
2:35 | 09/19/19

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Now to new surveillance video showing what happened in the moments before that delta pilot was arrested and charged with attempting to fly a plane under the influence in late July. New surveillance video showing what he did just before boarding the plane that made airport security officials very suspicious. David Kerley is at Reagan national. Has those details. Hello, David. Reporter: Good morning. While this is a story about a pilot getting into the cockpit it's also a story about security personnel and surveillance cameras and how quickly they can track somebody in an airport. This morning, watch as this delta pilot accused of being intoxicated makes it through initial security as he's getting ready to fly from Minneapolis to but when Gabriel Schroder gets close to his gate a random secondary check is set up as sees what's happening, police say his demeanor changes. When asked to put his bag on the table, he says, I'm not ready. Suspicious, officers ask that the pilot be tracked through the airport and these surveillance cameras show the 37-year-old finding an escalator, heading down a floor to a men's bathroom in late July. He's in that bathroom for only 30 seconds where police say they later found a bottle of vodka stuffed in one of the trash cans. Schroder heads back to the checkpoint telling an officer, he had to go back to the pilot's lounge to get his iPad. Schroder passes and gets on the jetliner into the first officer's seat. But police officers board and ask the pilot to leave the cockpit. For a pilot, he looked a little dishevelled like he had the white snapped but it was dire need of an ironing. You know, it was kind of a schlepp pi look. Reporter: Authorities say when they tested his blood alcohol level 2 1/2 hours later it was under the limit but authorities say when he was in the cockpit he was likely over the limit for pilots. The 37-year-old pilot initially denied discarding the vodka and said he had three drinks and a beer the night before. Actually this says very good things about them going beyond checking boxes. He faces two charges. Some pilots do jail time like these two united pilots busted in Scotland. Others -- did you put 270 passengers at risk? No comment. Reporter: Like this jetblue pilot gave up his pilot's license and never went to trial. That delta pilot arrested back in July is due in court in vember. How often does this happen? According to statistics the latest statistics it's about once every month in the U.S. That a pilot is arrested. Guys. Once too much. Thank you, David. Coming up our exclusive with

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