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JetBlue pilot charged with interfering with flight crew including raw video of pilot meltdown

By the CNN Wire Staff
updated 5:45 PM EDT, Wed March 28, 2012

(CNN) -- A JetBlue pilot has been charged with interfering with a flight crew after his midair behavioral meltdown led to an emergency landing.

The federal criminal complaint reveals details of the incident in which Clayton Osbon, 49, displayed what passengers and fellow crew members described as erratic, bizarre and disturbing behavior.

Osbon has been suspended pending an investigation and is receiving medical treatment, the airline said Wednesday.

If convicted, Osbon would face a maximum 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The U.S. Attorney's office has 30 days to present the matter to a grand jury for indictment.

In the two-page affidavit in support of an arrest warrant, FBI Special Agent John Whitworth said Osbon missed the crew briefing for Flight 191, which departed at 7:28 a.m. Tuesday from New York's Kennedy I

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  • bath salts cause behavior like this.

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  • Whats with the cobra helicopter on the runway?

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  • what is hilarious here is that the screen graphic showed bomb rant right after the witness just JUST said that he had no idea where they got the bomb comment idea. not surprised at all.

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  • OD'd on the wrong stimulant (Heroin instead of Coke or Speed)? His profile seems to suggest a health nut so voluntary drug use would seem odd perhaps being slipped a mickey is more likely?

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  • Drug interaction.

    Classic drug interaction.

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  • Another Jesus freak, keep up the good work Christians! You're doing wonders for society!

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    • @Genemachine I am more embarrassed by the Westboro Baptist Church then by this. I will wait to see what happened, rather then having a knee jerk reaction? Maybe you want to go yell at Al Sharpton in Florida about now? Because this guy is not going to be your Anti-Religious poster boy.

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    • @DemocratWithDerringer I'm embarrassed by religions in general, especially christianity.

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    • @Genemachine We can not all be "wise" like you I suppose?

      Did you know the word "Rib" in Genesis where Eve was "created from Adams "Rib"" is more accurately translated as "Helix"?

      There are lots of places in the book where we learn the translators simply translated it wrong? God did not claim the universe was created in seven "days". He did not say to Adam do not "Eat" the "Apple".

      And Christ never spoke of " More..

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    • @DemocratWithDerringer Wise? No no, I am not old enough to consider myself wise. But do I consider myself logical? Yes. Do I consider myself educated? Yes. That is why I am embarrassed, because I know there are people who much smarter than me in every way that still believe in these fairy tales. The bible has so many contradictions, whether it be from mistranslated words or misinterpretation's. Regardless, it only takes a juvenile mind to figure that out.

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    • @Genemachine No it takes a closed mind to accept things with out actually examining the facts.

      Again many things the modern church claims the book says? Are simply not true. Don't blame God for the actions of mankind.

      Don't trust that what you are told is always true?

      Check for yourself after all Schools in the US continue to teach the Christopher Columbus stories which I understand are no longer accepted as the truth?

      Any man would be wise to doubt the words of any other man or to accept More..

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  • He was pushed past a breaking point. He needs a psychiatrist not a judge.

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  • WTF, is somebody putting something in these air crews coffee. Last month a flight attendant, this week a pilot. I guess they are fed up with flying too.

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    • @Foosa I think your on to something there? I mean test runs to see what the crew and passenger reactions will be? Hope folks are staying alert? There will not always be a bunch a big guys heading to a security conference.

      We all need to be willing to get involved like never before.

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  • on a side note,
    pilots don't get the huge $$$ they did 20 years ago. I wonder if these crews are overworked for the reality check they cash

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    • @Airedale they still make a pretty dam good salary...somewhere around a quarter million per year. not quite chump change.

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  • media is a joke..
    breaking news, plane diverted after pilots bomb rant?

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  • Aren't the passengers who restrained him the ones guilty of interfering with a flight crew?

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  • is this staged??

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  • Bet the co-pilot was thanking God, after the pilot leave the cockpit.

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  • another religious nutjob loses his mind. when will people wake up and steer clear of organized religions/cults?

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    • @stav napolous Yeah yeah, what ever. 12 years on the job with no record? Something is amiss here and it isn't his religion. How about the stewardess some one mentioned?

      No I don't think his religion was anything more then a symptom in this issue.

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    • @DemocratWithDerringer oh no, not YOU again! i bet you're a christian. why doesn't jesus come back and perform some more magic tricks for us?

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    • @stav napolous Because he already stopped in once, and taught all his "tricks" to his disciples.

      Then called them Apostles.

      Too bad they did not understand, and failed to teach clearly enough and instead we get Paul's awful gospels and "Organized Religion" which foists its lies off on us?

      Liars behind five out of every seven pulpits world wide stealing from Gods creations.

      Christ also warned that the next supernatural would be the Anti-Christ. Yeah I suspect I should hol More..

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    • @DemocratWithDerringer HA! i ws RIGHT! now it all comes together...you're a fucking lunatic! anyone with half a brain doesn't believe in hocus pocus. maybe david copperfield is the devil!!! LOL! how many times have you been bitten by rattlesnakes at church you inbred retard?

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    • @stav napolous Oh here is where you asked that question, well see you replied to the same post twice so it is understandable I missed it.

      David Copperfield was at one time one of my favorite illusionists now he is just another liar trying to pretend he has real power too sad. Penn and Teller have moved up in my esteem because they Teamed up with The Amazing Randy to debunk all the liars out there.

      You may want to stick with them as they have a fair and honest view of the real world. Maybe no More..

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  • cuckoo for cocoa puffs


    Obama should have invited him for a beer, and announced to the press that if he had a son, it would look like this pilot.

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  • Can't wait for the next JibJab cartoon.

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  • Kudos to the passengers who restrained this guy.

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  • Not a pretty sight, watching someone lose their mind. He wont even be flying rubber dogshit out of Hong Kong now...he'll be putting the dogshit into packets on the factory line

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  • 6 rows of men subdued him, 9/11 sure taught everyone a lesson. I sure in hell would punch any mother fucker that goes crazy on a flight

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