JetBlue Pilot Suffers In-Flight Panic Attack

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Passengers on a Las Vegas-bound JetBlue flight had quite a bumpy ride yesterday when the pilot of the jet had what some are calling a panic attack.

The pilot, identified as Capt. Clayton Osbon, started screaming to everyone on board that the plane was going down.

At some point in the middle of the flight, the co-pilot noticed the captain was acting erratically, so he convinced him to leave the cockpit to check on something.

Once the captain left, the co-pilot changed the pass code for the cockpit door.

When he tried to get back in, that’s when passengers noticed he was having a total meltdown.

He reportedly even reached to open the exit door, but they were able to subdue him before he could cause any serious damage.

The plane made an emergency landing in Amarillo, Texas where authorities restrained Osbon and transported him to a hospital.

Thankfully, no one was seriously injured. Several passengers recorded the harrowing incident on their cell phones:

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[Source: CBS News]

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