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JetBlue Pilot in Disturbance Not Guilty Due to Insanity

Pilot indicted on charge of interfering with a flight crew

Wednesday, Jul 4, 2012  |  Updated 1:48 PM CDT
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JetBlue Pilot Not Guilty Due to Insanity

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Photo of Capt. Clayton Osbon (inset top left) from his Twitter page, according to JetBlue.

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A JetBlue Airways pilot who left the cockpit during a flight and screamed about religion and terrorists has been found not guilty by reason of insanity.

A federal judge issued the ruling Tuesday in Amarillo for the Clayton F. Osbon, noting he suffered from a "severe mental disease or defect." Osbon's attorney, Dean Roper, declined comment.

Osbon was indicted on one charge of interfering with a flight crew after the March 27 incident on a flight from Las Vegas to New York.

Passengers say they wrestled him to the floor after he ran through the plane's cabin yelling about Jesus and al-Qaida.

Osbon will be sent to a mental health facility for further examination. The judge will then decide whether he can be released.

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