A JetBlue pilot by the name of Clayton Osbon recently suffered a panic attack during flight.
Things did not go so well recently with Clayton Osbon, a head pilot for JetBlue. Just a few days ago, passengers of a JetBlue airline went through one of their worst flights ever, as the man who was supposed to fly the plane and land them safely went berserk during the flight.
The JetBlue flight was going from New York to Las Vegas on Tuesday, but it had to be redirected due to the strange behavior of the flight captain. Since Clayton Osbon has been flying commercially for more than 20 years, no one could have even suspected that he would go bonkers like that. Clayton Osbon began flipping switches on the plane, ran up and down the aisles, started talking gibberish and literally scared all the passengers on the plane.
According to some of the witnesses, Clayton Osbon started talking about very strange things, which were just incomprehensible. According to a witness, Osbon “just went berserk. He came out of the other end of the plane … came running back to the cockpit and he was shouting out these numbers … 500 something. He started banging on the cockpit door."
Osbon also started talking about Al-Qaeda, Iraq, a bomb and said that the plane was set to crash.
Passenger Don Davis said, "Nobody knew what to do because he is the captain of the plane ... you're not just going to jump up and attack the captain.”
Then, the co-pilot of the plane tricked Osbon out of the cockpit and locked him out. A Pennsylvanian man by the name of David Gonzalez then held him down and the passengers were able to restrain him with belts. "He was pinned against the door. I was afraid he was going to knock down the door … I just didn't want him opening up that door. I knew if he got in there, we wouldn't be sitting here now," Gonzalez said.
After initial investigations, it has emerged that Clayton Osbon suffered a panic attack and that is the reason why he acted in this way. Panic attack can hit anyone at any time, and it is hard for people to tell whether a person is going to experience it or not.