JetBlue Pilot Who Went Off The Rails Charged With Federal Crime: Medical Explanation?
Authorities have brought federal charges against JetBlue pilot, Captain Clayton Osbon, 49, subsequent to his apparent break with reality while piloting a flight from New York to Las Vegas.*
Osborn has been formally charged with interfering with a flight crew. JetBlue Airways has also suspended Osbon, a 12-year employee with the airline. *The federal criminal complaint t, which can be read below, charges Osbon with violating 49 U.S.C. Section 46504. The statute makes it a federal crime to assault, intimidate, or otherwise disrupt any flight crew member from performing their duties. If convicted, he can could face a fine up to $250,000, imprisonment for 20 years, or both. If found to have used a deadly weapon against the JetBlue crew, he could also get life in prison.
The complaint describes in detail the actions and utterances of Osborn during the flight, and the efforts by the flight crew and passengers … (Continued...)