JetBlue Pilot Clayton Osbon Tells Passengers To “Say Your Prayers” Ranting About 9/11, Terrorists, and Sins
What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas – except when it’s a pilot going off the mental deep end in the middle of a flight.
That’s actually what happened just a few days ago on a JetBlue flight from New York to Las Vegas, under Pilot Clayton Osbon’s watch.
About three hours into the flight, Capt. Clayton Osbon started ranting about the “sins in Las Vegas” and delivered what the first officer called a “sermon.” Most terrifyingly, he began turning off instruments and declared the crew needed to take “a leap of faith,” the FBI said.
Some report that Osbon suddenly and oddly began correlating numbers, like radio frequencies, in a manner that made no sense – a potential sign of schizophrenia. (Oh yeah, he was also foaming at the mouth.)
It get’s worse.
One passenger quoted the pilot saying, “Iraq, Al Qaeda, terrorism, we’re all going down.” Then a flight attendant got on the public address system and screamed, “Restrain him!”
According to authorities, the other crew members had to lock him out of the cockpit. Thankfully, an off duty officer on board tackled and restrained Osbon until the crew could safely land the plane. Osbon has probably had better work days.