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Authorities board JetBlue Flight 191, which was headed (Credit: AP)

Authorities board JetBlue Flight 191, which was headed from New York to Las Vegas, after an emergency landing at Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport in Amarillo, Texas when an unruly pilot caused the flight to be diverted. (March 27, 2012)

Jetblue flight diverted due to 'erratic' captain

A copilot concerned over his captain acting erratically locked his colleague out of the cockpit of a JetBlue flight from Kennedy Airport, and passengers subsequently subdued the captain before the plane made an emergency landing in Texas, federal officials said.

JetBlue Pilot Clayton Osbon at a hangar near
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JetBlue Pilot Clayton Osbon at a hangar near Richmond Hill, Ga. in January 2011.

JetBlue pilot Clayton Frederick Osbon, right, is escorted
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JetBlue pilot Clayton Frederick Osbon, right, is escorted to a waiting vehicle by FBI agents as he is released from The Pavilion at Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo. (April 2, 2012)

JetBlue pilot Clayton Frederick Osbon, right, is escorted
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JetBlue pilot Clayton Frederick Osbon, right, is escorted out of The Pavilion at Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo. (April 2, 2012)

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A file photo of Capt. Clayton Osbon at
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A file photo of Capt. Clayton Osbon at LAX Airport in Los Angeles. (June 17, 2009)

Authorities board JetBlue Flight 191, which was headed
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Authorities board JetBlue Flight 191, which was headed from New York to Las Vegas, after an emergency landing at Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport in Amarillo, Texas when an unruly pilot caused the flight to be diverted. (March 27, 2012)

Passengers depart from JetBlue Flight 191 at Rick
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Passengers depart from JetBlue Flight 191 at Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport in Texas after an unruly pilot caused the flight to make an emergency landing. (March 27, 2012)

Authorities use explosive-sniffing dogs to search luggage after
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Authorities use explosive-sniffing dogs to search luggage after an emergency landing at Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport in Texas. (March 27, 2012)

JetBlue passenger Gabriel Schonzeit describes the chaos aboard
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JetBlue passenger Gabriel Schonzeit describes the chaos aboard Flight 191 after an emergency landing at Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport in Texas when an unruly pilot caused the Las Vegas-bound flight to be diverted. (March 27, 2012)

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Authorities use explosive-sniffing dogs to search luggage after
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Authorities use explosive-sniffing dogs to search luggage after an emergency landing at Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport in Amarillo, Texas, after an unruly pilot caused a Las Vegas-bound JetBlue flight to be diverted. (March 27, 2012)

In Amarillo, Texas, emergency workers tend to a
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In Amarillo, Texas, emergency workers tend to a JetBlue captain who had a "medical situation" during a Las Vegas-bound flight from JFK International Airport. (March 27, 2012)

Officials remove baggage from JetBlue Flight 191 at
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Officials remove baggage from JetBlue Flight 191 at Rick Husband Amarillo International Airport in Texas after an unruly pilot caused the Las Vegas-bound flight to make an emergency landing. (March 27, 2012)

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