A JetBlue flight from New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport was diverted after the captain apparently was booted from the cockpit and tried to force his way back in, according to reports and the FAA. The captain told passengers to “say [their] prayers” as he tried to get back on the flight deck, witnesses said.
It happened on Flight 191, which took off at about 10:45 a.m. heading to Las Vegas and landed instead in Amarillo, Texas.
“I saw a guy wearing a pilot’s uniform run down the aisle screaming and yelling and banging on the cockpit door to let him in,” a source on the plane told Fox 5 News.
Laurie Dhue, a former FOX News Channel anchor who was on board the flight, told Fox’s Shepard Smith that passengers heard the agitated pilot saying something about “Afghanistan” and “Israel” during the tirade.
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