Clayton Osbon didn’t speak as he stood before the judge other than to say he understood the charges against him. He was not asked to enter a plea during the hearing.
“We know you were placed in an awful situation and we appreciate your ability to respond professionally,” wrote Connye Osbon.
Federal officials charged pilot Clayton Osbon with interfering with a flight crew on Wednesday.
A source told CBS News that the captain is a “veteran pilot” and that the actions were “completely out of character” for the “well-respected, well-liked” man.