JetBlue Pilot Who Had Midair Freak Out Found Not Guilty by Texas Judge
The JetBlue pilot who forced a Las Vegas-bound flight to make an emergency landing following a mid-flight meltdown in March was found guilty by a Texas judge on Tuesday.
The Amarillo federal judge found former Captain Clayton F. Obson not guilty by reason of insanity, newschannel10.com reports. It noted he suffered from a “severe mental disease or defect.” Osbon was earlier deemed mentally competent to stand trial.
Clayton F. Osbon, 49, has been charged with interfering with a flight crew, which is defined as assaulting or intimidating the crew, interfering with its duties or diminishing its ability to operate the plane.