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 "

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