JetBlue Flight From JFK Diverted To Amarillo After Captain Becomes Incoherent

March 27, 2012 12:00 AM

JetBlue Flight From JFK Diverted To Amarillo After Captain Becomes Incoherent
" NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It was a frightening experience for dozens of passengers aboard a JetBlue flight from John F. Kennedy International Airport bound for Las Vegas on Tuesday.

JetBlue said in a statement that after Flight 191 departed at 7:28 a.m. ET, the pilot in command of the plane diverted to Amarillo, Texas at around 11 a.m. due to “a medical situation involving the captain.”

The captain, identified as 49-year-old veteran pilot Clayton Osbon of Georgia, was arrested and taken off the plane, handcuffed to a wheelchair and rolled to an ambulance for a medical evaluation.

Passengers on board the flight said he was pounding on the cockpit door and yelling and screaming, CBS 2′s Derricke Dennis reports. They also said he was foaming at the mouth and mentioned the word “bomb” in addition to “al Qaeda” and “Afghanistan.”

“He was yelling and screaming, seemed like he was having a panic attack,” passenger Grant Heppes said.

1010 WINS’ Mona Rivera Speaks With Passengers

“He just totally lost it — completely irrational,” Manhattan businessman Peter Karoczkai told 1010 WINS’ Mona Rivera "

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