Tuesday, March 27, 2012
A JetBlue flight from New York to Las Vegas made an emergency landing Tuesday morning after the flight’s captain ran through the cabin screaming “Iraq, al Qaida, terrorism, we’re all going down.”
The captain became incoherent during the flight, causing him to be ejected from the cockpit by the co-pilot. A passenger said that the pilot then appeared to have a panic attack, and started pounding on the cockpit door, according to a passenger tweeting that the pilot “went nuts.”
A flight attendant asked passengers through the flight intercom for help restraining the captain. He was tackled by 10 passengers, including a retired NYPD sergeant. The plane made an emergency landing in Amarillo, TX, where the deranged pilot was taken to a hospital.
SOURCE: Amarillo Globe News