JetBlue pilot to use insanity defense after midair meltdown

WOODBURY - The JetBlue pilot who had a midair meltdown will use an insanity plea as his defense. Court documents just filed show Clayton Osbon's attorney will argue the pilot was insane during the incident. The meltdown happened on a flight from JFK to Las Vegas last month. Long Islanders were among the passengers who had to wrestle Osbon to the ground when he left the cockpit screaming about religion and terrorists. The passengers held Osbon down until the plane made an emergency landing in Texas.

Osbon is in a Texas jail and is awaiting a court ordered psychiatric exam.

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