JetBlue Pilot To Undergo Psychiatric Evaluation

LUBBOCK (CBSDFW.COM) – A federal judge has ordered the JetBlue pilot accused of interfering with his own flight crew — undergo psychiatric evaluation.

Last week, the New York to Las Vegas flight had to make an emergency landing in Amarillo last week after the pilot, 49 year old Clayton Osbon, allegedly lost it during the flight and had to be restrained by passengers.

The judge says he wants mental health experts to determine whether Osbon was sane at the time of the incident and whether he is competent to stand trial.

Federal prosecutors first requested the mental health evaluations this morning.

Osbon will have to appear in court Monday morning.

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  1. susan says:

    what have they been doing with him the past few weeks? have they just been medicating him? if they felt strongly enough there was evidence to file federal charges against him, it seems as though the evaluations would have started at least after a coupe of days…

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