JetBlue Pilot's Step-Mother Speaks Out
The mother of the pilot who had a breakdown on board a JetBlue flight is defending her son. Video by nbc26.comvideo
The step-mother of the pilot who had a breakdown on board a JetBlue flight is defending her son.
Clayton Osbon, a native of Mequon, Wisconsin, had a mid-flight meltdown between New York and Las Vegas on Tuesday.
Cellphone video captured him running down the aisles, screaming about Afghanistan, Al-Qaeda, and a bomb.
He now faces federal charges.
His step-mother tells NBC26, "The last time I spoke with Clayton, he was happy and upbeat. He also took his piloting very seriously. My heart obviously goes out to... the passengers and crew aboard Flight 191 who went through... a frightening situation."