‘This Is Your Captain Freaking’ Clayton Frederick Osbon Only Guilty of Inspiring Great Headlines
At the time of the incident in March, TV news showed cellphone-camera footage of Clayton Frederick Osbon’s freakout, in which he ranted about al-Qaida and a bomb and said “We’re gonna get doomed”:
He wildly roamed the aircraft with flight attendants in pursuit, and passengers eventually tackled him. According to the official criminal complaint, he also threw in a “Pray f***ing now for Jesus Christ”:
The judge’s ruling that Osbon is insane is not surprising given the descriptions of his meltdown, but ironically, his still-active Linkedin page lists him as director of a company in the “Health, Wellness and Fitness industry”:
Pilot mental illness is no laughing matter, especially if you’re on the plane, but we’d be remiss not to lighten the mood with a scene from the classic movie Airplane.