The title of an ABC News article released on March 29, 2012 is “JetBlue Co-Pilot Jason Dowd: Mom Proud of ‘COOL and CALM‘ Son” (Web-site/URL: http://abcnews.go.com/US/jetblue-captain-clayton-osbons-father-died-1995-plane/story?id=16026782#.T3RdmlY1s1I.twitter). Anyone with any sense should realize that IT IS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE to be “cool and calm” in a situation like this – when the captain has gone “berserk”.
“The mother of a JetBlue co-pilot who reportedly locked the plane’s RANTING AND RAVING pilot out of the cockpit during a flight this week said she is not surprised by her son’s “COOL and CALM” reaction to the emergency”. Again, “ranting and raving” is scary, ESPECIALLY IN MID-AIR.
“Jean Dowd said of her son, Jason Dowd, in a telephone call” “He’s been under pressure before with other things and he handles it very well. But that was the job he was paid to do. And we are always proud of him. We have been proud of him his whole life“.
“according to the criminal complaint filed against him (Clayton Osbon)”, “Osbon also YELLED JUMBLED COMMENTS about Jesus, SEP. 11, Iraq, Iran and TERRORISTS“. Of course, the references to “Sep. 11” and “terrorists” were scariest because Osbon could have been PLANNING ANOTHER ATTACK WITH A PLANE AT A TIME WHEN PEOPLE WOULD HAVE BEEN COMPLETELY/TOTALLY UNSUSPECTING. “terrorists”, ARMED GANGS or ARMED GROUPS sound like SYRIA’s BASHAR AL-ASSAD, which, again, IS NOT a good/desirable comparison. “He also yelled, ‘ Guys, PUSH IT TO FULL THROTTLE‘”, another ERRATIC statement/comment/remark that SEEMED TO COME OUT OF THE BLUE/NOWHERE.
Jean Dowd went on: “When we heard him talking to the tower there in Texas, we could tell by his voice that he was CALM” and many/most people surely WOULD NOT BE “calm” in this situation or under similar circumstances. “And he landed the plane beautifully“. “Jean Dowd said she spoke to her son briefly after the incident”. “We heard from him a little bit after later that night. He didn’t talk very long because he wasn’t supposed to say very much. He just said he was OK, but we could tell HE WAS REALLY NERVOUS. Of course you are after something like that“.
According to the affidavit issued against Osbon, “Osbon began talking about RELIGION, but HIS STATEMENTS WERE NOT COHERENT“. “not coherent” sounds like a description of MUAMAR GADHAFI. “The [first officer] became concerned when Osbon said ‘THINGS JUST DON’T MATTER‘, which is something a SUICIDE BOMBER might say. “Osbon YELLED OVER THE RADIO to air traffic control and instructed them to BE QUIET“. This is another example of ERRATIC BEHAVIOR.
According to the affidavit, the first officer became “really worried” when Osbon said, “We need to take a leap of faith” “WE’RE NOT GOING to Vegas” and “began giving what the FO described as a SERMON“. “We’re not going to Vegas” is clearly the most significant out of this group of rants because this could have been ANOTHER TERRORIST ATTACK.
“Osbon’s behavior became ominous shortly after takeoff from New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport. As the plane gained altitude, he mentioned something about “BEING EVALUATED” to the plane’s first officer. The officer was not sure what Osbon meant”. “became ominous” is SCARY and “being evaluated” PSYCHOLOGICALLY IS certainly NOT something to be proud of.
“The concerned officer suggested to Osbon that they invite an off-duty JetBlue captain who was traveling as a passenger to the cockpit, but, instead, Osbon ABRUPTLY left the cockpit“. “abruptly left” is yet another example of ERRATIC BEHAVIOR.
“In the cabin, Osbon allegedly “AGGRESSIVELY GRABBED a flight attendant’s hands” and mentioned “150 souls on board” before SPRINTING back to the galley and eventually trying to get back into the cockpit, where the first officer had already changed the security code”. “aggressively grabbed” is the latest example of AGGRESSIVE behavior and “sprinting back to the galley” is another example of ERRATIC BEHAVIOR.
“Crew members also said that Osbon had “showed up at JFK later than he should have for the flight and missed the crew briefing“.
According to JetBlue spokeswoman Tamara Young, “As of now, he’s been taken off all active duties and responsibilities pending further investigation“, which is how this should be handled .
Finally, “Family and friends say THEY ARE SHOCKED to learn of the incident. Bud Lawyer, Osbon’s next-door neighbor in the small Georgia community where he resides with his wife, told the Associated Press that he knows Osbon does attend church, but rarely spoke of it, and the two would ONLY CASUALLY talk about events in the Middle East”. Well, IT IS HIGHLY LIKELY that at least one or perhaps several of these “casual talks” almost led to ANOTHER TERRORIST ATTACK/MANY LIVES BEING LOST. “He WOULDN’T (?) intentionally hurt anyone“. REALLY? “He’s a KIND-HEARTED, GENEROUS, LOVING TEDDY BEAR“. In light of what just happened/transpired, THIS IS UNFATHOMABLE. “IT’S TOTALLY OUT OF CHARACTER for this to happen to him“. Well, we shouldn’t jump to conclusions of course, but a pilot ranting about SEP 11 and TERRORISTS in the middle of a flight is a VERY OMINOUS sign.
So, DAVID LETTERMAN has made fun of JetBlue of course (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGnqzBwoV78), but THE PILOT RANTING ABOUT TERRORISTS and 9/11 clearly ISN’T funny.
This will surely end up being another being another HUGE strike AGAINST Jet Blue’s reputation/image and this is something that Jet Blue clearly DOESN’T need because they already have a TERRIBLE reputation for FORCING PASSENGERS TO SIT INSIDE PLANES ON RUNWAYS WITHOUT ANY FOOD, WATER or BATHROOMS/SANITATION WHEN FLIGHTS CAN’T TAKE OFF ON TIME/SCHEDULE.