RYE, N.Y. - Rye resident Anthony Antolino helped subdue JetBlue pilot Captain Clayton Osbon on Tuesday after the 49-year-old starting running through the aisles of the plane ranting about bombs and terrorists, according to published reports.
According to the FBI's Dallas division, an affadavit filed with the complaint states that Osbon, who was working flight 191 from JFK to Las Vegas, missed the pre-flight briefing and was mumbling to his first officer before take-off about "getting evaluated" and his need to "focus". While Osbon's peculiar behavior persisted, the first officer stated that he did not become alarmed until after Osbon told him said "we're not going to Vegas" and "we neet to take a leap of faith".
The affadavit also states that shortly after uttering those words Osbon left to go to the lavatory, at which point the first officer invited the off-duty pilot into the cockpit and locked the door. It wasn't until Osbon tried to forcifully re-enter the cockpit that the first officer declared an emergency and requested that Osbon be restrained.
Antolino, the chief markeing executive of the security company EyeLock, is reported to have been one of several passengers who physically subdued Osbon.
Osbon has been charged with interference with a flight crew, which carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
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