JetBlue is able to say categorically today that its former pilot Captain Clayton F. Obson was not a criminal assaulting passengers as widely suggested. He was just insane. Obson, 49, was found not guilty by reason of insanity due to a “severe mental disease or defect.” Osbon was earlier deemed mentally competent to stand trial.
Osbon was charged with interfering with a flight crew and will now return to a federal mental health facility in Fort Worth for further treatment. The federal judge will determine if he is to be committed to a mental facility.
Osbon was indicted after a March 27 incident on a flight from Las Vegas to New York when he had to be wrestled to the ground by passengers after yelling about Jesus and Al Qaeda. He had been speaking in a bizarre fashion to his co-pilot. Co-pilot Jason Dowd diverted the flight to Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport after Osbon became incoherent.
Source: Savannah as first seen on Reddit