Captain has inflight meltdown; locked out of flight deck

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  1. FWAAA

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    Wow.

    http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2012/03/27/jetblue-plane-makes-emergency-landing-in-amarillo-after-co-pilot-disrupts-flight/

    http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/local/new_york&id=8597347
     
  2. WorldTraveler

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    Flight number 191 has had bad luck for several airlines.... AA 191, DL 191 ... any more?
     
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  3. FWAAA

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    Comair 5191: http://www.ntsb.gov/doclib/reports/2007/AAR0705.pdf
     
  4. Dont call me Shirley

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    A bit more depth in this story:

    http://www.myfoxphoenix.com/dpp/news/national/spaced-out%3F-ranting-jetblue-captain-dreamed-of-life-as-an-astronaut-3-27-2012
     
  5. nycbusdriver

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    I am sorry to hear of this rare incident of an airline pilot experiencing incapacitation in flight. Whatever physical ailment caused the breakdown, I hope he will recover fully from it.

    But I am glad he was not over 60. This could have been potent ammunition for the short-sighted "safety" advocates who still think airline pilots are over-the-hill at age 60.
     
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  6. signals

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    New theme:
    Nuts on Blue

    First the B6 flight attendant, then the AA fa, now the insanity has hit the cockpit.
     
  7. Dont call me Shirley

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    Good thing this fella wasn't an FFDO, eh?


    Press accounts have mentioned the EgyotAir and Silk Air incidents in the nineties; there was also the FedEx incident with the jumpseater and further back, the JAL DC-8 crash in the early eighties.

    As scary as these are, it is important to keep in mind how truly rare they have been.
     
  8. ContUNITEus

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    I like my pilots with big guns...

    :D

    ....and it's best if they are from Texas...
     
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  9. FWAAA

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    Agreed. Eventually, a pilot may succeed in doing something tragic. How? One pilot goes to the lav, FA stays on the flight deck per procedures. Other pilot snaps neck of unsuspecting FA, barricades door, and it's all over before the first pilot is done shaking it. Could be a crazy. Could be an al-Qaeda convert/sympathizer. The good news is that, like you point out, these events are very rare. But as long as planes are flown by humans, there's some risk.

    The B6 first officer is to be commended for getting the captain out of the cockpit and for orchestrating a safe ending for all involved.
     
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  10. metopower

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    Then let's get three f/a in the cockpit to prevent this. Oh wait then it would be three al-Qaeda converts vs one .Look out here come the piddle packs
     
  11. ContUNITEus

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    that's what the Egyptair copilot did.... except he didn't snap the F/As neck... or just snapped everyone's neck upon impact
     
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  12. I'mRayFlyMe

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    I guess I was wrong, but it was my understanding that there were no domestic flights numbered "191" after those tragedies.
     
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  13. BoeingBoy

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    It is generally the airline involved that retires the flight number. Hence there is no DL 191 or AA 191. But there is a US 191 and F9 191.

    Jim
     
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  14. FWAAA

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    He's been indicted by a federal grand jury and charged with interferring with flight crew; psych evaluation to determine whether he's fit for trial:

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/13/uk-usa-jetblue-idUSLNE83C01E20120413

    I'm surprised at the criminal prosecution.
     
  15. jimntx

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    Too bad he wasn't a passenger on AA. Not only would he not be indicted, AA would give him 50,000 AAdvantage Miles and a booklet of free upgrades to First Class for the terrible way he was treated by the crew.

    Cynical? Moi? How could you say such a thing?
     
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  16. Dont call me Shirley

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    Update: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/18/clayton-osbon-jetblue-pil_n_1435013.html?1334771350&ncid=edlinkusaolp00000009
     
  17. Dont call me Shirley

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    Here come the lawsuits --- surprising it took this long:
    http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Latest-News-Wires/2012/0614/JetBlue-fliers-sue-over-pilot-meltdown

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    It seems that there was a similar incident involving a Danish MD-80 flying to Kabul to Copenhagen on a military charter; the Captain had a bad medical emergency --- severe cramps and seizure, along with confusion and had to be be restrained by other crew members as the F/O diverted the flight to Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.

    Report from the Danish air safety board (in Danish):
    You can run it through Google Translate.


    http://www.havarikommissionen.dk/da/nyheder/luftfart/20120614-nyhedsmail-uge-24-luftfart/~/media/Files/Havarikommissionen/Havarirapporter/Luftfart%202011/HCLJ510_2011_14.ashx

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    Does anyone have an update on how the B6 Captain is doing?
     
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