Dockside Chat - Jet Blue pilot goes berserk mid flight...

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semperfifishing
03-27-2012, 03:48 PM
First a stewardess goes nuts and now a pilot..
I think there screening the wrong people at the airports.



http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2121240/JetBlue-captain-ejected-cock-pit-mid-flight-running-aisles-screaming.html


08087
03-27-2012, 04:42 PM
Would not want to be that co-pilot. He/she has to rat out a co-worker, write a book about what, where and when, interview with tom dick and harry and then be told how he could have done a better job.

mikeloew
03-27-2012, 04:56 PM
You are right on, the whole flight crew and the airline itself will suffer for this nut case. The good news is, it goes to show us passenger's will not sit back like sheep, we will now take matters into our own hands when the time comes.


ThreeLittleFish
03-27-2012, 04:58 PM
If that happened to me in the cockpit I would have shot him if he reached for the controls or his gun if he had one. Lucky he left the cockpit on his own. What of that happened on a cargo flight without passengers. Holy crap!

I think that is a man without a carear now. Sad!

semperfifishing
03-27-2012, 05:02 PM
The pilot came out of the bathroom and and then things really went south.

I think he drank some of that blue water...

Eyeball
03-27-2012, 11:57 PM
The pilot came out of the bathroom and and then things really went south.

I think he drank some of that blue water...

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:


I think the idea was to get him out of the cockpit because he was behaving strangely. Once out, the co-pilot locked the security door to keep him out. That's when it all went south. :grin: There is YouTube video but it's boring.

There was another off-duty pilot on-board that went into the cockpit and landed the plane.

tprice
03-28-2012, 03:06 AM
Hope they(passengers) beat the shit out of him when they subdued him, wonder he did not scare some passengers into having a heart attack

TipsyMcStagger
03-28-2012, 03:13 AM
There was another off-duty pilot on-board that went into the cockpit and landed the plane.At the risk being speculative, I'm fairly certain the First Officer landed the plane.

Tipsy

Mostly Harmless
03-28-2012, 04:27 AM
Hope they(passengers) beat the shit out of him when they subdued him, wonder he did not scare some passengers into having a heart attack

Really? The guy is apparently suffering from a mental breakdown and you think beating the shit out of him is going to help? I think the passengers did the right thing, subdued him then got him what he needed, a trip to the hospital.

thajeffski
03-28-2012, 05:33 AM
There has got to be more to this story.

First of all.... imagine driving your boat and your first mate locks you out of the wheel house. I'd be pissed for sure. Now Imagine it's a cruise ship and your the captain.....how would you feel?

He probably thought his co pilot was going to down the plane, that's what I would have felt like if nobody told me what was going on.

Captain Willie
03-28-2012, 07:22 AM
That Capt. is from my community and has a long flying career. This is not normal for him from what I know. Something unusual happened to him.

My prayers are for him.

Qb1rdman
03-28-2012, 07:27 AM
At the risk being speculative, I'm fairly certain the First Officer landed the plane.

Tipsy

That seems much more likely.

ISLANDER11
03-28-2012, 07:36 AM
You are right on, the whole flight crew and the airline itself will suffer for this nut case. The good news is, it goes to show us passenger's will not sit back like sheep, we will now take matters into our own hands when the time comes.

Yep. I think the days of organized hijackings of American airliners came to an end with 9/11. A terrorist will no longer be able to gain control of a plane without resistance, nevertheless fly it long enough to select a target of value. There are too many other easy targets on US soil.

ThreeLittleFish
03-28-2012, 08:39 AM
My neighbor and one of the guys I used to fly with at my old company work for Jetblue. The inside story is that the captain went nuts in the cockpit and the co pilot was playing along with him and told him to check the cabin for suspicious looking individuals. The captain exited the cockpit and the first officer locked the door. He called the FA and told her the story. When the captain started acting strange the FA asked for assistance.

The off duty captain didn't land the plane he took over the non flying pilots duties. Reading the checklist, and answering radio calls and harasing the flight attendants with frivolous demands.

SIM
03-28-2012, 09:02 AM
I knew I recognized the name....the pilot, Clayton Osbon, his father used to have a home on our island right down the street from us and Clayton spent his summers here. His dad, Ron Osbon died in a small plane crash back in the 90's with the previous owner of our marina. They crashed into a golf course in Florida.

http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1995-04-16/news/9504160175_1_plane-spruce-creek-osbon

thundra
03-28-2012, 09:09 AM
Come on, lets not be so naive;

Disability Insurance, check.

SSDI, check.

No way to be denied disability, check.

Maybe a short stint in a psych hospital, no criminal record means NO JAIL . . . spend the rest of your life collecting . . . game, set, match.

tcontic
03-28-2012, 09:16 AM
Shoot him? Beat him? Damn the THT crowd is a violent bunch.

The pilot had a breakdown, the crew and passengers subdued him. I feel bad for the guy, his medical or mental condition has just cost him his career.

liwreckfisherman
03-28-2012, 09:48 AM
Sad story, I think everything worked out OK. Let's just hope this Capt. gets the help he needs. It's sad that such a great career is now down the tubes.

On a similar note, I had a friend who had a corporate presentation of some sort. He started the presentation feeling a little funny and then remembers waking up being pinned by several people and subsequently being taken to the hospital.

turns out he started freaking out in the presentation room, saying crazy things and had to be subdued.

After taking to him the physicians/nurses realized he's not a psych case and so they did blood work which found some weird chemicals in his system. A couple weeks later he remembered drinking a bottle of ice tea or juice and noting that it may have been unsealed.

ThreeLittleFish
03-28-2012, 07:10 PM
Shoot him? Beat him? Damn the THT crowd is a violent bunch.

The pilot had a breakdown, the crew and passengers subdued him. I feel bad for the guy, his medical or mental condition has just cost him his career.

Would it have been better for us to have been fighting for control of the aircraft? That's why we carry guns to prevent people from putting the aircraft in imminent danger. I had an incident in the cockpit once when I was a flight engineer on the 727. The captain was drunk and acting erratic, suicidal and irrational. This was before pilots could be armed. When the captain went to the bathroom the FO told me to take the crash axe and put it in my flight case just in case he tried to take the plane down. Thankfully he didn't. But he was reported and immediately arrested after landing. I wouldn't have hesitated to use that axe if he had done something irrational and couldn't be restrained any other way.All it takes is him shutting down the 3 engines with the fuel control switches and it's pretty much all over.

SIM
03-29-2012, 08:09 AM
I knew I recognized the name....the pilot, Clayton Osbon, his father used to have a home on our island right down the street from us and Clayton spent his summers here. His dad, Ron Osbon died in a small plane crash back in the 90's with the previous owner of our marina. They crashed into a golf course in Florida.

http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1995-04-16/news/9504160175_1_plane-spruce-creek-osbon

The wonders of the internet......this post I did yesterday led to a phone call today from Fox News NY asking me about how well I knew Clayton. ;?

thajeffski
03-29-2012, 08:09 AM
The wonders of the internet......this post I did yesterday led to a phone call today from Fox News NY asking me about how well I knew Clayton. ;?

sorry man, I gave you up!

Dulcecita Lures
03-29-2012, 08:38 AM
The wonders of the internet......this post I did yesterday led to a phone call today from Fox News NY asking me about how well I knew Clayton. ;?

Enjoy your 15 minutes! I'm hoping to enjoy mine this weekend when I claim the 500 MegaMil! :grin:

SIM
03-29-2012, 08:40 AM
Enjoy your 15 minutes! I'm hoping to enjoy mine this weekend when I claim the 500 MegaMil! :grin:


She asked if I knew anyone else locally that knew him. I said....pickup the Washington Island phone book and start calling. Everyone knows everyone here! :grin:

baypro21
03-29-2012, 09:41 AM
I wonder how long it took those guys to jump on him and subdue him? I bet they acted pretty quickly as soon as they knew he was bonkers.

I don't see how anything like 9-11 could happen again. All American men on board would act quickly (even if it meant watching someone get their throat slashed). Unfortunately collateral damage is probably going to be a part of it.

devildogdad
03-29-2012, 11:44 AM
it sounds like this is totally unusual for this person. It almost sounds like the old 'bad trip' on LSD from the early 70's. Perhaps someone slipped him something before the flight. Let's not cruxify him without all the info

Captain Willie
03-29-2012, 12:22 PM
it sounds like this is totally unusual for this person. It almost sounds like the old 'bad trip' on LSD from the early 70's. Perhaps someone slipped him something before the flight. Let's not cruxify him without all the info

Correct. He is known around these parts. That was not him.

Think Done Deals
03-29-2012, 12:36 PM
The wonders of the internet......this post I did yesterday led to a phone call today from Fox News NY asking me about how well I knew Clayton. ;?

You should have said yes to the LIVE interview and told him he became crazy after seeing Howard Stern's balls. Bababooey! :grin:



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