JetBlue CEO Calls Ranting Pilot 'Consummate Professional'

AP
Clayton Osbon JetBlue pilot
Clayton Osbon JetBlue pilot

By Betsy Blaney


LAS VEGAS -- Passengers aboard an early morning flight bound from New York to Las Vegas first noticed something wrong when the plane's top pilot came out of the cockpit, didn't close the door and tried to force his way into an occupied bathroom.

The JetBlue captain's co-workers tried to calm him as he became more jittery, coaxing him to the back of the plane while making sure -- above all -- that he didn't get back near the plane's controls.