JetBlue Pilot Who Had Apparent Meltdown Arraigned In Federal Court

April 2, 2012 12:00 AM

JetBlue Pilot Who Had Apparent Meltdown Arraigned In Federal Court
" NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The JetBlue pilot who had an apparent mid-air meltdown last week was moved from a hospital bed to a federal courtroom on Monday.

Clayton Osbon was escorted in handcuffs out of Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo to his arraignment in Amarillo.

In court Monday, the 49-year-old captain smiled at his wife and JetBlue employees that came to support him. He did not speak, other than to tell a judge he understood the charges, and his smile later disappeared when he posed for his mug shot. He was not asked to enter a plea during the hearing, reports CBS 2′s Dana Tyler.

Osbon’s disturbing behavior last Tuesday forced the emergency landing of JetBlue Flight 191 from John F. Kennedy Internal Airport to Las Vegas.

His co-pilot, Jason Dowd, locked Osbon out of the cockpit and four passengers helped restrain him "

Click here to read the whole article

Google related News

Friday, July 06, 2012 by Reuters

JetBlue Pilot Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity

JetBlue pilot Clayton Osbon was found not guilty by reason of insanity for disrupting a flight he was supposed to be captaining. Earlier this year, the 12-year veteran JetBlue pilot lost it on a flight.

Read more
Tuesday, July 03, 2012 by Boston.com

JetBlue pilot not guilty by reason of insanity

A federal judge in Texas found a JetBlue Airways pilot who left the cockpit during a flight and screamed about religion and terrorists not guilty by reason of insanity Tuesday. U.S. District Judge.

Read more
Wednesday, July 04, 2012 by Washington Post

Clayton Osbon, troubled JetBlue pilot, declared insane

Clayton Osbon, the JetBlue pilot whose bizarre behavior resulted in an emergency landing during a flight from Las Vegas to New York City, was declared insane and found not guilty by a judge.

Read more