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.
Federal officials charged pilot Clayton Osbon with interfering with a flight crew on Wednesday.
JetBlue said Wednesday that Osbon was being suspended pending further investigation.
Wanda Serra says she’s rented the top floor of a home on 150th Avenue in South Ozone Park near JFK to pilot Clayton Osbon for nearly a decade.
JetBlue says the pilot who had an apparent meltdown during a flight Tuesday from JFK to Las Vegas has been suspended [ending further investigation.
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.
The NYPD says Anibal Mercado intervened after 22-year-old Antonio Ynoa of Brooklyn punched a flight attendant in the face Sunday on JetBlue Flight 832 from the Dominican Republic to John F. Kennedy International Airport.
Five JetBlue flights were snowbound at Bradley International Airport in Hartford on Saturday. Passengers were stuck on one plane for eight hours.
“Four, five, six hours. People were getting crazy,” Brown told CBS 2’s Don Dahler.