JetBlue pilot experienced a breakdown
A U.S. plane made an emergency landing Tuesday after the pilot began to shout warning of the presence of Al Qaeda bomb on board, before being calmed by passengers, officials and informed about the local press.
ABC news reported that JetBlue Pilot Clayton Osbon, who had been flying commercially for 20 years, started flipping changes on the plane in a strange way on that Tuesday flight. His co-pilot secured him from the cockpit due to the strange conduct
The JetBlue flight from New York was going to Las Vegas had to be diverted to Amarillo, Texas, after an incident the airline explained by a medical problem of the master.
The captain was a bathroom just outside the cabin and when he left, he began to shout “Iraq, Al Qaeda, terrorism, let’s all fall,” confided the Globe-News, Amarillo.
“It was a little scary, I was quite beside himself,” said Heid Karg passenger told CNN. “When they were trying to calm him (…) had to hold him and a group of male passengers rushed to the front of the plane to catch him.”
Schonzeit Gabriel, who was sitting in the third row, told Globe-News: “He started screaming about Al Qaeda and the possibility of a bomb on the plane and Iraq and Iran and how we were going to fall all.”
“Another captain, who was traveling but was not on duty, entered the cabin and landed in Amarillo, taking charge of the crew,” said a statement from JetBlue.
The captain was immediately admitted to undergo a medical evaluation.