A JetBlue pilot has been charged with interfering with a flight crew after his midair behavioral meltdown led to an emergency landing.
The federal criminal complaint reveals details of the incident in which Clayton Osbon, 49, displayed what passengers and fellow crew members described as erratic, bizarre and disturbing behavior.
Osbon has been suspended pending an investigation and is receiving medical treatment, the airline said Wednesday.
If convicted, Osbon would face a maximum 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The U.S. Attorney’s office has 30 days to present the matter to a grand jury for indictment.
Read the criminal complaint
No mention in the complaint about him being drugged or on meds that he forgot to take or anything else that would explain this strange behavior.