JetBlue Hero Speaks Out On Pilot Drama

March 28, 2012 by staff 

JetBlue Hero Speaks Out On Pilot Drama, The hero passenger who helped restrain a disruptive JetBlue captain that caused the jetliner to be diverted to Texas said today that he knew controlling the man could be the difference between life and death for a lot of people.

“I knew there were about 130 people on the plane…families, kids…and I thought, this is not going to happen on my plane,” passenger David Gonzalez told

The unruly captain has been identified as Clayton Osbon to ABC News. His wife, Connye Osbon, was clearly distraught when contacted by

“There are several different sides to every story. Just keep that in mind,” she cautioned.

But she added, “I don’t have a clue… I have no idea what’s going on.”

“I haven’t spoken with him,” Mrs. Osbon said.

Gonzalez, 50, was sitting in the second row of JetBlue Flight 191 when the he saw the captain storm out of the cckpit and rush toward an occupied bathroom. The co-pilot quickly locked him out of the cckpit.

After being locked out of the cckpit, the captain began banging on the door, demanding to be let back in.

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