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Friday
Nov092012

JetBlue Pilot Who Had Mid-Air Meltdown Is a Free Man

Randall County Sheriff’s Office(NEW YORK) -- The JetBlue pilot who had a mid-air meltdown on a flight from New York to Las Vegas in March is a free man.

In July, Captain Clayton Osbon was found not guilty by reason of insanity.  A psychologist told the court Osbon suffered from a brief psychotic disorder because of lack of sleep.  Now a judge has ruled Osbon can go home instead of being committed to a mental health institution.

JetBlue flight 191 from New York was about half-way to Las Vegas on March 27 when, according to passengers, Osbon started screaming about al Qaeda and had to be restrained. The first officer radioed for help and turned toward Amarillo, Texas.

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