Information is beginning to emerge about the circumstances aboard the JetBlue flight 191 that was forced to make an emergency landing in Amarillo, Texas, during its flight to Las Vegas. Sources identified the captain to Fox News as Clayton Osbon, a JetBlue flight standards captain from Richmond Hill, Ga. He was taken into custody when the flight landed, but it wasn't immediately clear whether he faced any charges.
NEW YORK – Forget the passengers -- it's the pilots that need pre-flight screening.
Shaken fliers who were on board the JetBlue jet when captain Clayton Osbon went berserk -- screaming that the plane would crash -- said the airline should have known its employee was not mentally stable, according to a new negligence lawsuit.
The 10 passengers also are calling for increased mental screening for crew members, so that their airborne nightmare is never repeated on another plane.
"How could this happen?" passenger Marshall Brooks, 64, of Long Island, asked. "That was my first thought -- how could this happen?"
All 10 plaintiffs in the federal suit, filed Wednesday in Queens Supreme Court against JetBlue and Osbon, work in the security industry. They are asking for unspecified damages.