JetBlue Sued for $14.9 Million by Former Pilot Who Suffered From Mental Breakdown During Flight

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    A former pilot of JetBlue Airways sued the carrier for $14.9 million, alleging that the airline should have grounded him because he was incapable of piloting an aircraft on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 when — as a result of erratic behavior which supposedly including the word “bomb” in his shouting and ranting exactly three years ago today — Clayton Osbon was removed from the cockpit of the aircraft on which he was the captain by his co-pilot and another captain traveling while off duty. Oddly enough, news of this lawsuit occurred three days after Andreas Lubitz allegedly intentionally destroyed the Airbus A320-200 aircraft as a co-pilot operating as Germanwings flight 4U-9525 — which was carrying 144 passengers and six members of the flight crew from Barcelona to Dusseldorf but crashed in a mountainous area of southern France at approximately 11:20 in the morning two days ago, leaving no survivors — by purposely initiating a descent which lasted for eight minutes before the airplane crashed in the French Alps and disintegrated into hundreds of small pieces. Lubitz reportedly suffered from mental illness, according to... The post JetBlue Sued for $14.9 Million by Former Pilot Who Suffered From Mental Breakdown During Flight appeared first on The Gate.

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