SMITHTOWN - Ten JetBlue passengers, nine of them from Long Island, are filing a lawsuit against the airline over a frightening incident involving a co-pilot back in March. Jetblue co-pilot Clayton Osbon terrified passengers during a March 27 flight from New York to Las Vegas when he ran through the cabin, screaming about terrorism and religion. He was tackled by passengers and had to be physically restrained as the pilot made an emergency landing in Texas. The passengers' lawsuit contends that JetBlue should have known the co-pilot was unfit to fly and mentally unbalanced. The suit claims the airline was "grossly negligent" in allowing Osbon to fly.Osbon is already facing federal charges of interfering with a flight crew over the incident.
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