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JetBlue Flight Diverted After Captain's 'Erratic' Behavior

By the CNN Wire Staff
updated 10:31 PM EDT, Tue March 27, 2012

(CNN) -- A JetBlue flight bound for Las Vegas made an emergency landing in Texas on Tuesday after the captain acted strangely, was locked out of the cockpit by his co-pilot and was wrestled to the ground by passengers, witnesses and authorities said.

The plane's co-pilot, concerned by the "erratic" behavior, locked the door behind the captain when he left the cockpit during the flight, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

Passengers described to CNN what happened next.

"The pilot ran to the cockpit door, began banging on it and said something to the effect of, 'We've gotta pull the throttle back. We've gotta get this plane down,'" said Laurie Dhue.

"At that point, the two flight attendants tried to subdue him, and then seemingly out of nowhere, about six or seven large guys stormed to the front of the plane

Added: Mar-28-2012 Occurred On: Mar-27-2012
By: unit731
Regional News, WTF
Tags: jetblue, flight 191, airline, flight, diverted, pilot, erractic, insane, behavior, Captain tackled, subdued
Location: New York, New York, United States (load item map)
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