A JetBlue Airways captain charged with disrupting a flight over Texas after he left the cockpit screaming about religion and terrorists should remain in federal custody without bond, prosecutors told a judge Monday.
Clayton Osbon’s lawyer was to make his first appearance in federal court this morning. CBS News learned he was to appear at a courthouse in Amarillo. The JetBlue pilot who had a mid-air meltdown last Tuesday is facing federal charges.
The wife of the JetBlue pilot whose frightening behavior forced an emergency landing says the family is focusing on his recovery and will not be giving interviews.
JetBlue says the crew of Las Vegas-bound flight 191 — which had to make an emergency landing in Texas because of the strange and frightening behavior of its pilot — will remain quiet about the incident.
A JetBlue captain’s alleged meltdown three-and-a-half hours into a flight from New York to Las Vegas brings to mind the March 9 breakdown of an American Airlines flight attendant at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.
Federal prosecutors in Dallas have filed a criminal complaint against the pilot who caused a disturbance on a JetBlue flight that had to be diverted to Amarillo yesterday.
A JetBlue captain who yelled about a bomb and urged passengers to pray on Flight 191 as it traveled over Texas has been suspended, the airline said Wednesday.
Airlines have started rolling back fare increases. Passengers are likely to pay the same prices even though ticket taxes are being collected again.