JetBlue Pilot Charged

    Emergency workers tend to a JetBlue captain that had a "medical situation" during a Las Vegas-bound flight from JFK International airport, Tuesday, March 27, 2012, in Amarillo, Texas. Passengers said the pilot screamed that Iraq or Afghanistan had planted a bomb on the flight, was locked out of the cockpit, and then tackled and restrained by passengers. The pilot who subsequently took command of the aircraft elected to land in Amarillo at about 10 a.m., JetBlue Airways said in a statement. (AP Photo/Steve Douglas)

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    The JetBlue pilot who had a psychological meltdown Tuesday aboard a Las Vegas–bound flight has been charged with interference with a flight crew, federal prosecutors in Texas said Wednesday. More details emerged about the flight, where a copilot had to take the controls over from the pilot, Clayton Osbon, 49, who allegedly told the copilot “things don’t matter,” and “we’re not going to Vegas.” Then he began preaching a sermon, causing the copilot to lock Osbon out of the cockpit. Osbon reportedly had to be restrained by four passengers and the plane made an emergency landing in Amarillo, Texas.

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