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JetBlue captain's erratic behavior forces emergency landing
FNC ^ | 3.27.12

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 York’s 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 pilot’s name or medical history.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: amarillo; flightcrewmeltdown; jetblue; lauriedhue; pilotsnaps
Pilot "flipped out"
1 posted on 03/27/2012 12:29:05 PM PDT by socal_parrot
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To: socal_parrot

Wasn’t it a JetBlue flight attendant who went postal recently?


2 posted on 03/27/2012 12:31:25 PM PDT by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: Admin Moderator

Please remove. Already posted.


3 posted on 03/27/2012 12:31:48 PM PDT by socal_parrot (I hate to say I told you so, but...)
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To: socal_parrot

JetBlue isn’t saying much. Meanwhile JetBlue pilots are looking up the guy to find out what his seniority number.


4 posted on 03/27/2012 12:31:54 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: socal_parrot

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.


5 posted on 03/27/2012 12:33:02 PM PDT by adorno
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To: socal_parrot

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.


6 posted on 03/27/2012 12:37:51 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: socal_parrot

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?


7 posted on 03/27/2012 12:38:33 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: adorno

I read recently that Laurie Dhue is now retired and spends her time raising her children.


8 posted on 03/27/2012 12:44:16 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: RedMDer
And we thought that movie was a comedy, now we learn it was a documentary!
9 posted on 03/27/2012 12:44:56 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Newt......Nuff said.)
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To: RedMDer

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.


10 posted on 03/27/2012 12:45:10 PM PDT by shelterguy
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To: adorno; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; Lil'freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Cincinatus' Wife; ...
Hey, danged if I know exactly where... I work 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!

11 posted on 03/27/2012 12:46:54 PM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: socal_parrot
Airplane panic attack
12 posted on 03/27/2012 12:57:29 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: shelterguy; The Cajun

LOL!


13 posted on 03/27/2012 1:00:02 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: socal_parrot

Cheap tickets and a floor show


14 posted on 03/27/2012 1:00:17 PM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: shelterguy

Do you like gladiator movies?


15 posted on 03/27/2012 1:06:19 PM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: socal_parrot

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.


16 posted on 03/27/2012 1:07:45 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: socal_parrot

Oddly enough, a potential underwear bomber on the plane tackled the pilot to prevent a tragedy;)


17 posted on 03/27/2012 1:48:21 PM PDT by Clink (Conservatives believe it when they see it. Liberals see it when they believe it.)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

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.


18 posted on 03/27/2012 1:58:43 PM PDT by Procyon (Decentralize, degovernmentalize, deregulate, demonopolize, decredentialize, disentitle.)
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To: socal_parrot

how can passengers tell if the crazy one is the one locked in the cockpit or out of the cockpit?


19 posted on 03/27/2012 2:14:56 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: socal_parrot

I bet it’ll turn out that he’d been to a Trayvon rally the night before.


20 posted on 03/27/2012 2:32:36 PM PDT by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: socal_parrot
JetBlue says the ill captain was taken to a medical facility

A medical facility? What is it?

21 posted on 03/27/2012 2:42:13 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: socal_parrot

does the captain have a name and can it be pronounced by your average American?


22 posted on 03/27/2012 2:57:37 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (obamacare is an oxymoron.)
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To: socal_parrot
JetBlue 191, which was headed from New York’s Kennedy Airport to Las Vegas, was forced to make the landing after the pilot reportedly ran up and down the aisles screaming “Say your prayers” after he was locked outside the cockpit, The New York Post reported, citing a passenger.

I would have loved to have seen the looks on the passenger's faces. Hoo boy.

23 posted on 03/27/2012 3:08:54 PM PDT by Shelayne
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To: Shelayne
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...

24 posted on 03/27/2012 3:26:10 PM PDT by Jonah Hex ("To Serve Manatee" is a cookbook!)
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To: socal_parrot
The question unasked is:

By what authority did the co-pilot
lock the Captain out of the flight deck ?

Is this Mutiny ?


25 posted on 03/27/2012 3:43:52 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: paul51

“how can passengers tell if the crazy one is the one locked in the cockpit or out of the cockpit?”

The one shouting “allah akbar” is the one you want to take down....


26 posted on 03/27/2012 4:26:09 PM PDT by Yehuda (http://jewpoint.blogspot.com/2002/12/flying-while-jewish.html)
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To: paul51
how can passengers tell if the crazy one is the one locked in the cockpit or out of the cockpit?

Existential dilemma of the Easter Season.

27 posted on 03/27/2012 4:32:28 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: socal_parrot

Looks like he picked the wrong week to give up quaaludes.


28 posted on 03/27/2012 6:41:22 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Jonah Hex

ROFLOL!


29 posted on 03/27/2012 8:51:17 PM PDT by Shelayne
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To: socal_parrot

Sounds the world to me, like someone slipped acid into this guys 5 hour energy drink...


30 posted on 03/28/2012 4:44:30 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Retired Greyhound

Does she have any children? I dont think she has any.


31 posted on 03/28/2012 5:48:28 AM PDT by BlueSky194
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To: adorno

It would be even nicer to see her again.


32 posted on 05/01/2012 11:17:17 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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