Skip to comments.JetBlue captain's erratic behavior forces emergency landing
Posted on 03/27/2012 12:29:01 PM PDT by socal_parrot
A JetBlue plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Amarillo, Texas, Tuesday after a pilot reportedly had a medical emergency on board the plane.
JetBlue 191, which was headed from New Yorks Kennedy Airport to Las Vegas, was forced to make the emergency landing after the pilot reportedly ran up and down the aisles screaming after being locked out of the cockpit.
He apparently began banging on the cockpit door screaming let me in, but was not allowed to reenter, CBSDFW.com reported.
One of the flight attendants got on the intercom and asked passengers to restrain the man. Several followed the instructions and pinned the man until the plane landed, the report said.
He picked the wrong plane. Huge guys just tackled him. The response was Olympics kind of stuff, one passenger said, according to CBSDFW.com
A passenger says a man she thinks was the captain was yelling about a bomb.
Heidi Karg told CNN there was a lot of commotion and that she heard him shout the word "bomb."
JetBlue says an off-duty captain and passenger went to the flight deck and took over the duties of the ill captain "once on the ground." JetBlue says the ill captain was taken to a medical facility.
The airline says the passengers are awaiting another plane to take them on to their destination.
A spokeswoman from JetBlue told FoxNews.com that the passengers will be reimbursed for the flight and receive a credit for twice the value of their ticket. The airline would not release the pilots name or medical history.
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Wasn’t it a JetBlue flight attendant who went postal recently?
Please remove. Already posted.
JetBlue isn’t saying much. Meanwhile JetBlue pilots are looking up the guy to find out what his seniority number.
On a side note, it was good to hear Laurie Dhue on FOX with Shepard Smith. She reported on the plane incident, being that, she was a passenger on the plane.
I don’t know where she works now, but, it was good to hear her again.
No surprise that this is Jet Blue.
They are a budget airline with budget pilots and flight attendants. And their fleet is made up of mostly Airbus A320’s.
I’m glad that Jet Blue has made it thru their first 10 years without a major incident, but I believe it is only a matter of time.
That being said, I have flown Jet Blue many times, with mostly pleasant experiences.
Elaine Dickinson: There’s no reason to become alarmed, and we hope you’ll enjoy the rest of your flight. By the way, is there anyone on board who knows how to fly a plane?
I read recently that Laurie Dhue is now retired and spends her time raising her children.
There seems to be some trouble in the cockpit.
The cockpit, what is it?
It’s a little room in the front of the plane but that’s not important right now.
I know exactly where... you are coming from, Laurie Darling--
I seldom know where... I am, too.
BTW From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laurie_Dhue "Dhue is the only person to have hosted shows on all three cable news networks."
Plus I heard back sometime ago she has a little affection for booze and it effected her work... but I do, too, and it doesn't effect me at all!
Cheap tickets and a floor show
Do you like gladiator movies?
The only conduct producing better passenger reaction than that related in this post would be the pilot, copilot and flight engineer in midflight don parachutes,calmly walk down the aisle, then exit the plane by the back door.
Oddly enough, a potential underwear bomber on the plane tackled the pilot to prevent a tragedy;)
No more flight engineers after the 727 and early-model 747s and DC-10s. All the planes today have only a two-man flight crew.
how can passengers tell if the crazy one is the one locked in the cockpit or out of the cockpit?
I bet it’ll turn out that he’d been to a Trayvon rally the night before.
A medical facility? What is it?
does the captain have a name and can it be pronounced by your average American?
I would have loved to have seen the looks on the passenger's faces. Hoo boy.
Let me put it to you this way. The collective pucker factor likely negated the need for seat-belts...
The question unasked is:
By what authority did the co-pilot
lock the Captain out of the flight deck ?
Is this Mutiny ?
Existential dilemma of the Easter Season.
Looks like he picked the wrong week to give up quaaludes.
Sounds the world to me, like someone slipped acid into this guys 5 hour energy drink...
Does she have any children? I dont think she has any.
It would be even nicer to see her again.