Photo by Randall County Sheriff’s Office via Getty Images.
The JetBlue pilot whose midair freakout last month forced his flight to make an emergency landing will argue that he was insane at the time of the incident, his lawyer said in court filing Wednesday, Reuters reports.
Clayton Osbon, 49, was charged earlier this month with interfering in the operations of a flight crew after he allegedly began yelling incoherently about bombs and al-Qaida after leaving the cockpit during the Las Vegas-bound flight. Passengers ultimately restrained Osbon but his actions forced his co-pilot to make an emergency landing in west Texas.
Osbon was undergoing a court-ordered psychiatric exam to determine if he could stand trial, although the results have not been released.
You can read the Slatest recap on what allegedly happened aboard the March 27 flight here.