Video: JetBlue pilot has apparent breakdown onboard

posted at 5:25 pm on March 27, 2012 by Allahpundit

I’m giving you two cell-phone clips from the flight itself. The audio, alas, is poor, with someone clearly shouting in the distance but unintelligibly (at least to me). According to Fox News, though, he was ranting about Iran and Iraq and someone heard something about bombs. When he tried to get back in the cockpit, two stewardesses stopped him and then a bunch of male passengers, including a member of the NYPD, brought him down.

Sound suspicious? That’s where the third clip below comes in, and that’s the one you should absolutely watch. Former Fox News anchor Laurie Dhue was on the plane and phoned in afterward to FNC to give Shep the scoop. From what she’s heard from the cops, the pilot is a vet and may have had an episode triggered by PTSD. JetBlue released a statement after the flight saying that he had suffered a “medical situation.” I’m curious to know if he’s suffered a breakdown before, how severe it was, and what JB’s policy is on clearing pilots with psychological conditions for flight. They managed to bring this bird in safely — as luck would have it, another pilot was flying as a passenger and was brought up to the cockpit to help land it(!) — but needless to say, things could have gotten very bad. In fact, according to Fox, at one point before he was restrained he “appeared to want to open the plane’s side door.” Gulp.



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Scary stuff.

pageram on March 27, 2012 at 5:29 PM

Bishop?

catquilt on March 27, 2012 at 5:29 PM

So many bad things happen to Jet Blue.

It’s a miracle that more such doesn’t happen, more often.

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What’s with Shep? He looks awfully sick lately.

Schadenfreude on March 27, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Just a couple of weeks ago, a flight attendant had a similar “break down” on an American Airlines flight from Dallas to Chicago. What is going on?

Pork-Chop on March 27, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Allowing passengers to help land the plane is frowned upon by the FAA.

Cicero43 on March 27, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Worst part of this story is that I had to sit through Shepard Smith in order to hear Laurie Dhue.

Mark1971 on March 27, 2012 at 5:31 PM

What is going on?

Pork-Chop on March 27, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Global warming.

Thank goodness that no one was harmed and hopefully this pilot/vet gets the help he needs.

NotCoach on March 27, 2012 at 5:33 PM

From what she’s heard from the cops, the pilot is a vet and may have had an episode triggered by PTSD.

Uh, no. PTSD has a specific diagnosis and this is not it.

Blake on March 27, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Good on the security guys and the big travelers. Never again will 9/11/01 repeat.

Oh, it’s possibly a muzzie, or a sympathizer, and likely something you’ll never hear again.

PC will kill us all.

Schadenfreude on March 27, 2012 at 5:34 PM

It’s time to deal with this dangerous crisis by nationalizing American air transportation.

Cicero43 on March 27, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Maybe he’s an Obamacare supporter.

Mark1971 on March 27, 2012 at 5:34 PM

What’s with Shep? He looks awfully sick lately.

Schadenfreude on March 27, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Apparently the rumor has it, radiation poisoning.

Bmore on March 27, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Allowing passengers to help land the plane is frowned upon by the FAA.

Cicero43 on March 27, 2012 at 5:31 PM

I’m just spitballin here, but I’m guessing – guessing, mind you – that crashing is probably more frowned upon by the FAA.

catmman on March 27, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Allowing passengers to help land the plane is frowned upon by the FAA.

It was another Jet Blue pilot who was dead-heading on the flight, according to reports.

Ed Driscoll on March 27, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Sounds like the jump seat paid a big dividend here.

Bmore on March 27, 2012 at 5:37 PM

I miss Laurie Dhue, why`d she leave? :(

ThePrez on March 27, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Allowing passengers to help land the plane is frowned upon by the FAA.

Cicero43 on March 27, 2012 at 5:31 PM

So the pilot who happened to be a passenger shouldn’t have assisted?

NotCoach on March 27, 2012 at 5:38 PM

I know how he feels.
That’s what happens when all you have to eat are crappy blue potato chips and those nasty popcorn snacks.

NeoKong on March 27, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Quick we need 100 new laws to make sure this doesn’t happen. And the 100 new laws must cost at least $250B a year to make sure they’re properly implemented.

angryed on March 27, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Good on the security guys and the big travelers. Never again will 9/11/01 repeat.

Schadenfreude on March 27, 2012 at 5:34 PM

I was thinking the same thing! I see lots of guys standing up ready to help in those videos. That’s refreshing and reassuring. Never forget.

jennifernaz on March 27, 2012 at 5:41 PM

I would have of course as a sacrifice jump on Laurie Dhue to protect her. O.K. I denounce myself.

On a serious note, good on the people who jumped on him. I don’t think anyone of this generation will idly stand by and let someone try anything on a plane.

Minnfidel on March 27, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Did the pilot eat the fish? :-)

[If you can, see "Zero Hour" (1957)...and then watch "Airplane." ]

BTW, I crack up, too, if I were forced to fly JetBlue.

coldwarrior on March 27, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Liberals are certain to use this as an argument against pilots carrying guns.

Mark1971 on March 27, 2012 at 5:43 PM

Schadenfreude on March 27, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Bmore on March 27, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Global warming.

NotCoach on March 27, 2012 at 5:43 PM

PTSD is good PC WW for just about every situation in this busy world.

BL@KBIRD on March 27, 2012 at 5:43 PM

Must be something in the water . . .

Imrahil on March 27, 2012 at 5:43 PM

That is freaky as hell. If he had snapped in the cockpit he could have gotten everybody killed. I am sympathetic to the man if it is PTSD, but there is no way I would let him fly again.

Southernblogger on March 27, 2012 at 5:44 PM

What’s with Shep? He looks awfully sick lately.

Schadenfreude on March 27, 2012 at 5:30 PM

I thought he looked odd last time I saw him on TV.

…more odd, I mean.

MechanicalBill on March 27, 2012 at 5:44 PM

What is going on?

Pork-Chop on March 27, 2012 at 5:30 PM

pilots are over-worked, sleep-deprived and under-paid I am shocked this hasn’t happened more often

DBear on March 27, 2012 at 5:45 PM

My theory is that JetBlue is administering a psychiatric exam to all its applicants but then mistakenly hiring from the wrong pile….

cynccook on March 27, 2012 at 5:46 PM

MechanicalBill on March 27, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Shep musta just found out he is transgender, maybe? :-)

coldwarrior on March 27, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Global warming.

NotCoach on March 27, 2012 at 5:43 PM

Oh, a little climate change illness. Curable good to know. My Mom adores him. She will be relieved. ; )

Bmore on March 27, 2012 at 5:46 PM

That clip really makes me want to fly! They want to touch your junk and search your cracks… before you get on the plane, and then you have to wonder if someone’s going to ‘crack’ while you are in the air! No thanks!

KOOLAID2 on March 27, 2012 at 5:46 PM

This is odd. What if, conveniently, there was not another pilot on board the flight? Who would have landed the plane?

atxcowgirl on March 27, 2012 at 5:47 PM

pilots are over-worked, sleep-deprived and under-paid I am shocked this hasn’t happened more often

DBear on March 27, 2012 at 5:45 PM

Must be because of racism…and global warming.

NotCoach on March 27, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Good on the security guys and the big travelers. Never again will 9/11/01 repeat.

Schadenfreude on March 27, 2012 at 5:34 PM

so we doubled military spending for nothing?

DBear on March 27, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Bmore on March 27, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Lol. I doubt very much it is radiation sickness.

NotCoach on March 27, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Just a couple of weeks ago, a flight attendant had a similar “break down” on an American Airlines flight from Dallas to Chicago. What is going on?

Pork-Chop on March 27, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Maybe the gropestapo xxx-rayed them too many times. Could be, you never know.

RasThavas on March 27, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Laurie Dhue…

… I’d ‘hit’ it!

/

Seven Percent Solution on March 27, 2012 at 5:48 PM

JetBluey MeltDown NeverEndus!!
(sarc)

canopfor on March 27, 2012 at 5:49 PM

atxcowgirl on March 27, 2012 at 5:47 PM

The copilot. I am pretty sure two pilots not needed to land a plane safely in an emergency condition.

NotCoach on March 27, 2012 at 5:50 PM

Jet Blue Hoodies on sale!

Minnfidel on March 27, 2012 at 5:50 PM

O/T,

More than two-thirds of Americans disapprove of president’s handling of gasoline prices, per new @reuters and Ipsos poll

Submitted 23 mins ago by editor
http://www.breakingnews.com/
=================================

canopfor on March 27, 2012 at 5:51 PM

Every day I’m more and more convinced never to get on an airplane again.

RebeccaH on March 27, 2012 at 5:51 PM

I blame Zimmerman.

RasThavas on March 27, 2012 at 5:51 PM

Allowing passengers to help land the plane is frowned upon by the FAA.

Cicero43 on March 27, 2012 at 5:31 PM

As the PIC (Pilot in command) you can have anyone assist you you want; if anything happens its your posterior.

In fact, all of the airline pilots at one time or another were likely flight instructors. You could probably enter the airtime in your logbook. ( complex aircraft, jet, dual engine, IFR flight )

Green_Bay_Packers on March 27, 2012 at 5:52 PM

That is freaky as hell. If he had snapped in the cockpit he could have gotten everybody killed. I am sympathetic to the man if it is PTSD, but there is no way I would let him fly again.

Read up on Egyptair flight 990. Not many people are aware of that incident, but a pilot took an entire planeload of passengers in a B767 down off the East Coast in 1999.

It became dicey politically because the pilot could be heard saying “I rely on god” in Arabic on the way down. The Egyptians staunchly denied that islamism had anything to do with it.

Scary.

Cicero43 on March 27, 2012 at 5:52 PM

The Egyptians staunchly denied that islamism had anything to do with it.

Scary.

Cicero43 on March 27, 2012 at 5:52 PM

“islamism” didn’t have anything to do with it, but islam sure did.

RasThavas on March 27, 2012 at 5:55 PM

PTSD is a real thing, that’s why we should take care of our veterans who are returning from the wars.

donyalola on March 27, 2012 at 5:55 PM

Did the pilot eat the fish? :-)

[If you can, see "Zero Hour" (1957)...and then watch "Airplane." ]

BTW, I crack up, too, if I were forced to fly JetBlue.

coldwarrior on March 27, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Here’s a great 7+ minute youtube comparing those two films

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BjU-e01zQ4

Del Dolemonte on March 27, 2012 at 5:55 PM

Video:
*********

A passenger aboard the diverted JetBlue flight talks about the incident

Submitted 14 mins ago from amarillo.com
http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/diverted-jetblue-flight-191
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http://amarillo.com/news/latest-news/2012-03-27/jet-blue-captains-medical-condition-forces-emergency-landing

canopfor on March 27, 2012 at 5:55 PM

I miss Laurie Dhue, why`d she leave? :(

ThePrez on March 27, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Fox has done some really stupid things over the last few years, and dumping Laurie Dhue was one of the dumbest.

Those lips, those legs…my goodness, she is a work of art.

Kensington on March 27, 2012 at 5:55 PM

That clip really makes me want to fly! They want to touch your junk and search your cracks… before you get on the plane,

KOOLAID2 on March 27, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Don’t tell Andrew Sullivan, he’ll never quit flying.

Minnfidel on March 27, 2012 at 5:55 PM

Liberals are certain to use this as an argument against pilots carrying guns.

Mark1971 on March 27, 2012 at 5:43 PM

Either that or they will say that this guy cracked because Bush sent him to war for a Lie.

Oops, looks like I was right!

Good on the security guys and the big travelers. Never again will 9/11/01 repeat.

Schadenfreude on March 27, 2012 at 5:34 PM

so we doubled military spending for nothing?

DBear on March 27, 2012 at 5:47 PM

Del Dolemonte on March 27, 2012 at 5:57 PM

so we doubled military spending for nothing?

DBear on March 27, 2012 at 5:47 PM

No, but you remained the same weasel.

Schadenfreude on March 27, 2012 at 5:58 PM

That Egypt Air pilot crashed his plane. How often does that happen? He may have been nuts, or a jihadi. The Jet Blue guy sounded like he had a psychotic break. Amazing there was another pilot on board as a passenger. Isn’t there supposed to be a copilot too?

Paul-Cincy on March 27, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Allowing passengers to help land the plane is frowned upon by the FAA.

Cicero43 on March 27, 2012 at 5:31 PM

I think he meant that sarcastically. As in, you’ve broken one of the many politiburo rules.

preallocated on March 27, 2012 at 6:03 PM

I think he meant that sarcastically. As in, you’ve broken one of the many politiburo rules.

Thanks. I didn’t want to have to come back to explain a joke.

Cicero43 on March 27, 2012 at 6:05 PM

I blame Zimmerman.

If I had a son (after I banged Salma Hayek) he’d look like George Zimmerman.

MechanicalBill on March 27, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Well…..ahem…if the Capt’n was carrying heat,er a firearm…
…oh boy….jus say’n!!!!!!!!!!!

canopfor on March 27, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Allowing passengers to help land the plane is frowned upon by the FAA.

Cicero43 on March 27, 2012 at 5:31 PM

As the PIC (Pilot in command) you can have anyone assist you you want; if anything happens its your posterior.

In fact, all of the airline pilots at one time or another were likely flight instructors. You could probably enter the airtime in your logbook. ( complex aircraft, jet, dual engine, IFR flight )

Green_Bay_Packers on March 27, 2012 at 5:52 PM

There is a great cable TV series called “The Aviators”, produced in Canada. You can find it here in the States on some PBS Stations (supposedly 80% of the PBS stations show it at some time or the other).

They did a very interesting sequence over a span of 3 shows, where they had a professional airline pilot get into a professional (i.e. full size) flight simulator, and try to land a plane after being “talked down” by air traffic control. Of course he had no problems.

In the next segment, they had a General Aviation pilot, used to flying Cessnas, also land the same “plane”, again with no problems. ATC talked him down fine.

And in the final segment they repeated the exercise with a “civilian”, a dude with absolutely no flight training or experience whatsoever.

Air Traffic Control was able to talk him down too. He landed the same plane safely.

Thanks to all the nifty computers and stuff, many of today’s airliners, even 747s, can literally land themselves.

Del Dolemonte on March 27, 2012 at 6:06 PM

“appeared to want to open the plane’s side door.” Gulp.

Don’t worry Allah. He couldn’t do it in flight. No gulp required.

CycloneCDB on March 27, 2012 at 6:07 PM

Is that you hawkdriver…. ? lol

J/K

0bamaderangementsyndrom on March 27, 2012 at 6:07 PM

That Egypt Air pilot crashed his plane. How often does that happen? He may have been nuts, or a jihadi. The Jet Blue guy sounded like he had a psychotic break. Amazing there was another pilot on board as a passenger. Isn’t there supposed to be a copilot too?

Paul-Cincy on March 27, 2012 at 6:03 PM

There was. The co-pilot kicked him out of the cockpit. The pilot was banging on the door trying to get back in. Heckuva job by the CP.

Minnfidel on March 27, 2012 at 6:08 PM

If I can’t drive it or take a train to get there… I don’t go.

I wouldn’t fly anywhere these days.

FlatFoot on March 27, 2012 at 6:08 PM

I blame Zimmerman.

RasThavas on March 27, 2012 at 5:51 PM

RasThavas:Speaking of Zimmerman related news,go figure!
=======================================================

@NBCMiami tweeted:
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Parents of Trayvon Martin attend congressional forum in Washington on racial profiling and hate crimes

Submitted 2 hours ago from twitter.com/NBCMiami
http://www.breakingnews.com/
=============================

canopfor on March 27, 2012 at 6:09 PM

I blame Zimmerman.
If I had a son (after I banged Salma Hayek) he’d look like George Zimmerman.

MechanicalBill on March 27, 2012 at 6:05 PM

The guy from the Mens Warehouse commercials? LOL j/k

I think if Laurie Dhue and I hooked up our child would look nothing like George Zimmerman. But I am willing to try, as many times as it takes!

Minnfidel on March 27, 2012 at 6:12 PM

TSA STATEMENT:
**************

This morning, at approximately 9:53 a.m. Central Time, a Jet Blue flight en route to Las Vegas from New York JFK International Airport was diverted to Amarillo Rick Husband International Airport for an onboard medical emergency.

“Preliminary information indicates that after landing, it was learned that the co-pilot became concerned that the captain exhibited erratic behavior during the flight. The captain had exited the cockpit during the flight, after which the co-pilot locked the door. When the captain attempted to enter the locked cockpit, he was subdued by passengers. After the flight landed safely, local law enforcement secured the pilot without incident, and he was transported by ambulance for medical evaluation.

The aircraft was towed to the terminal building and the passengers were safely deplaned from the aircraft. Passengers are currently awaiting continuation of their travel to Las Vegas.

The FBI, FAA, TSA and local law enforcement are coordinating on this incident.”

JetBlue released the following statement:
“Flight 191 departed New York’s JFK airport at 7:28 am ET (was scheduled to depart 6:55 am ET). At roughly 10 am CT/11 am ET, the pilot in command elected to divert to Amarillo, TX for a medical situation involving the Captain. Another Captain, traveling off duty, entered the flight deck prior to landing at Amarillo, and took over the duties of the ill crewmember once on the ground. The aircraft arrived Amarillo at 10:11 am CT, and the crewmember was removed from the aircraft and taken to a local medical facility.

Customers remain on board at this time. JetBlue is working with local authorities and airport officials for the safe deplaning of the aircraft and will send a new aircraft to continue the flight to LAS.”
(More….)
============

http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/local/new_york&id=8597347&cmp=twi-wabc-article-8597347

canopfor on March 27, 2012 at 6:15 PM

Allowing passengers to help land the plane is frowned upon by the FAA.

Cicero43 on March 27, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Beats the sh!t out of the alternative.

katy the mean old lady on March 27, 2012 at 6:17 PM

Worst part of this story is that I had to sit through Shepard Smith in order to hear Laurie Dhue.

Mark1971 on March 27, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Could not agree more!

KBird on March 27, 2012 at 6:23 PM

I doubt very much that the co-pilot needed help landing the plane. Co-pilots are fully qualified to fly, and those planes practically fly themselves in normal weather.

I think he only had the deadheading JB pilot come up to help because, why not? It would be very helpful, though not critical, to have him in the other seat.

juliesa on March 27, 2012 at 6:25 PM

Wasn’t there a stewardess that wigged out recently? What’s the deal?

vcferlita on March 27, 2012 at 6:29 PM

What’s with Shep? He looks awfully sick lately.

Schadenfreude on March 27, 2012 at 5:30 PM

We’ve been wondering as well. I thought he has looked so skinny – I hope he isn’t really sick. No one has said anything. Glad to know someone else has recognized it.

Bambi on March 27, 2012 at 6:31 PM

Parents of Trayvon Martin attend congressional forum in Washington on racial profiling and hate crimes

canopfor on March 27, 2012 at 6:09 PM

“Interesting” as Trayvon engaged in racial profiling and hate crimes himself. I wonder if he learned any of that from his father and mother, either his biological father and mother or his god father and god mother, the Obamas.

RasThavas on March 27, 2012 at 6:31 PM

Ummm, forgot to take his lithium? That was American Airlines’ excuse last month when a flight attendant flipped out.

RMCS_USN on March 27, 2012 at 6:33 PM

Time for someone to discover how to teleport.

Yossarian on March 27, 2012 at 6:33 PM

Allowing passengers to help land the plane is frowned upon by the FAA.

Cicero43 on March 27, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Was a “deadhead” pilot. Don’t know if same airline.

What’s with Shep? He looks awfully sick lately.

Schadenfreude on March 27, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Nah, just a makeup overdose affecting his hormones.

arnold ziffel on March 27, 2012 at 6:42 PM

What we need is a high-speed monorail!!!

Shelbyville has one.

coldwarrior on March 27, 2012 at 6:42 PM

This is odd. What if, conveniently, there was not another pilot on board the flight? Who would have landed the plane?

atxcowgirl on March 27, 2012 at 5:47 PM

You can land them alone, just a bit more difficult.

arnold ziffel on March 27, 2012 at 6:43 PM

juliesa on March 27, 2012 at 6:25 PM
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You’re absolutely correct.
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Laurie’s report was somewhat misleading. “the co-pilot was moved into the cockpit to takeover” implying no-one was flying the plane. I’m surprised Smith missed that.
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You may recall a Continental pilot died in flight back in 2009. The co-pilot landed without mishap. The reporting was misinformed then too. http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,527076,00.html

diogenes on March 27, 2012 at 6:50 PM

Paul-Cincy on March 27, 2012 at 6:03 PM

There was. The co-pilot kicked him out of the cockpit. The pilot was banging on the door trying to get back in. Heckuva job by the CP.

Minnfidel on March 27, 2012 at 6:08 PM

As I recall the pilot in command had left the cockpit shortly after the plane took off, as the “relief pilot”, who would later crash the plane, unexpectedly relieved him of duty.

Del Dolemonte on March 27, 2012 at 6:52 PM

“islamism” didn’t have anything to do with it, but islam sure did.

RasThavas on March 27, 2012 at 5:55 PM

NTSB has the report. Scary business. That sob was intent on crashing and the other pilot was not aware until too late that they were working at cross purposes—bad guy overriding the others controls.

arnold ziffel on March 27, 2012 at 6:55 PM

Wow. Glad everyone was safe.

changer1701 on March 27, 2012 at 6:55 PM

Del Dolemonte on March 27, 2012 at 6:52 PM

Was real pushy—-”Go rest captain”.

arnold ziffel on March 27, 2012 at 6:56 PM

The leftys probably enjoy the shakedown at the airport, I’ll never ever get on one of then things again.

angrymike on March 27, 2012 at 7:10 PM

Pic of the pilot in question.

If he tried to open the door, then he lost his mind completely, since as a pilot, he would know that it is not physically possible to open the door in a pressurized plane. Ergo, he no longer even knew the basics.

keep the change on March 27, 2012 at 7:13 PM

I miss Laurie Dhue, why`d she leave? :(

ThePrez on March 27, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Laurie Dhue took herself out of the game for a while. She was a high-functioning alcoholic who left to seek treatment.

Yoop on March 27, 2012 at 7:15 PM

Allowing passengers to help land the plane is frowned upon by the FAA.

Cicero43 on March 27, 2012 at 5:31 PM

It worked fine in “Airplane!“.

Presumably Rex Cramer guided the plane in.

CorporatePiggy on March 27, 2012 at 7:16 PM

And in the final segment they repeated the exercise with a “civilian”, a dude with absolutely no flight training or experience whatsoever.

Air Traffic Control was able to talk him down too. He landed the same plane safely.

Thanks to all the nifty computers and stuff, many of today’s airliners, even 747s, can literally land themselves.

Del Dolemonte on March 27, 2012 at 6:06 PM
They did that on the Mythbusters. Adam & Jamie were both able to land the simulator with the help of an ATC person.

Outlander on March 27, 2012 at 7:19 PM

I miss Laurie Dhue, why`d she leave? :(

ThePrez on March 27, 2012 at 5:38 PM
Fox has done some really stupid things over the last few years, and dumping Laurie Dhue was one of the dumbest.

Those lips, those legs…my goodness, she is a work of art.

Kensington on March 27, 2012 at 5:55 PM

She resigned to take care of her alcoholism.

RickB on March 27, 2012 at 7:20 PM

NTSB has the report. Scary business. That sob was intent on crashing and the other pilot was not aware until too late that they were working at cross purposes—bad guy overriding the others controls.
arnold ziffel on March 27, 2012 at 6:55 PM

You can look up those transcripts and flight profiles through the recorder

The muzzy scum was diving the plane and shut off the engines

The poor people went through some wild stunts before the ship broke up

I wouldn’t want a muzzo Piloting my plane

Sonosam on March 27, 2012 at 7:20 PM

PTSD is a real thing, that’s why we should take care of our veterans who are returning from the wars.

donyalola on March 27, 2012 at 5:55 PM

Yes it is real but I’m getting very tired about it being wheeled out as an excuse for threatening to crash planes or gunning down 17 civilians in cold blood.

There are THOUSANDS of veterans with PTSD and probably hundreds of thousands of other people with PTSD. The vast majority of them do not turn into homicidal maniacs. It’s an insult to them to tar them with the same brush.

CorporatePiggy on March 27, 2012 at 7:23 PM

Sonosam on March 27, 2012 at 7:20 PM

Although not intentionally crashed, the Air France A330 (flight 447) accident over the Atlantic is a good read. Human error big time. Everything they did just made the situation worse.

arnold ziffel on March 27, 2012 at 7:29 PM

RickB on March 27, 2012 at 7:20 PM

Wow. Hope she is better. She was always professional at work. That demon rum is bad medicine for many people.

arnold ziffel on March 27, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Uh, why isn’t anyone asking the one question that no one seems to have an answer for………….

…….namely where was the air marshall who was supposed to be on this flight?

I thought all flights now had at least one air marshall on board.

So where was the one for this flight?

pilamaye on March 27, 2012 at 7:35 PM

I miss Laurie Dhue, why`d she leave? :(

ThePrez on March 27, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Laurie Dhue took herself out of the game for a while. She was a high-functioning alcoholic who left to seek treatment.

Yoop on March 27, 2012 at 7:15 PM

True, but she originally left Fox News to work with Geraldo on his new show on big Fox (or another network?) which didn’t work out. Geraldo came back to Fox News, and she didn’t.

slickwillie2001 on March 27, 2012 at 7:36 PM

Why is that guy mouthing off because some other guy is taping the incident. The guy taping is sitting in his seat not bothering anyone. It’s good now we are seeing this kind of crap. No more hiding of anything.

I love it when he says “Mind your business”.

reddevil on March 27, 2012 at 7:38 PM

So where was the one for this flight?

pilamaye on March 27, 2012 at 7:35 PM

The idea that there are air marshals on every flight was just a ruse. That would require thousands, upon thousands, upon thousands of air marshals, if it were true. All that is important is that a hijacker think it’s true.

keep the change on March 27, 2012 at 7:39 PM

I’ll take the pessimist hat…..bad marriage, bad debt, supervisor on his butt, a stack of IRS letters….but yeah…it just had to be Iran and Iraq.

Limerick on March 27, 2012 at 7:57 PM

Many have had extreme stress. So what is the reason most aren’t asshats?

Limerick on March 27, 2012 at 8:01 PM

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