2 dozen join NY JetBlue lawsuit over pilot scare

11:04 AM, Sep 27, 2012   |    comments
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MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) - Two dozen passengers have joined a lawsuit in New York against JetBlue Airways stemming from a pilot's rant during a Las Vegas-bound flight. 

They're now among 34 passengers who claim they feared for their lives when a pilot had to be restrained in the cabin while ranting wildly during the flight. The March flight was diverted and safely landed in Amarillo, Texas. 

An amended lawsuit was filed Thursday in federal court in Brooklyn. 

It claims JetBlue was "grossly negligent" in allowing Capt. Clayton Osbon to fly.  

Osbon was charged with interference with a flight crew, but he was found not guilty by reason of insanity in July.  

A JetBlue spokeswoman said after the initial lawsuit was filed that the airline does not comment on pending litigation.

The Associated Press

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