They are now among 34 passengers who claim they feared for their lives when a pilot had to be restrained in the cabin while ranting wildly during the March Las Vegas-bound flight.
“We just got lasered, two green flashes into the cockpit,” the pilot can be heard telling air traffic control in audio posted on LiveATC.net. “It caught the first officer’s eye.”
In April, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand proposed a bill authorizing authorities to remove Canada geese from the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in June and July when the birds are molting and cannot fly.
A Texas judge said the 49-year-old suffered a severe mental disease or defect that impaired his ability.
Tom Mizer was safe at home in Brooklyn on Wednesday night, but said he and many of the 155 on board JetBlue Flight 194 felt anything but safe Sunday once the plane began its trip from Las Vegas to John F. Kennedy International Airport.
The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in state Supreme Court in Queens. It contends the airline should have known that Clayton Osbon was unfit to fly.
We’ve heard of the terrible 2s, but suspecting 2-year-old Riyanna of being a terrorist was crossing the line as far as her parents were concerned.
The bill would authorize authorities to remove Canada geese from the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in June and July when the birds are molting and cannot fly.
The plane started swerving immediately right after the two hit, so he was rocking the plane back and forth,” passenger Laura Echavarria said. “I’m going to die. I’m not going to see my family.”
JetBlue Flight 571 was hit by two geese. One landed square on the plane’s windshield and was caught in the wipers and obstructed the view from the cockpit, CBS 2′s Derricke Dennis reported.
The JetBlue pilot who had a meltdown in mid-air has been indicted. Clayton Osbon was indicted on one count of interference with a flight crew.
A judge wants to know if Clayton Osbon is mentally fit to stand trial. The motion seeking the psychiatric exam states that events enumerated in a FBI affidavit “establish a likelihood that Osbon may be suffering from a mental disease or defect.”
Mayor Michael Bloomberg celebrated the opening Wednesday of the new headquarters of JetBlue Airways, located in the historic Brewster Building in Long Island City, Queens.
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.