You don’t want to see the pilot during a flight. It’s much better if he’s hidden away in the cockpit, safely flying the plane. But you certainly do not want to see him running down the aisles of the cabin screaming about Jesus and al-Qaida.
Unfortunately a plane full of passengers witnessed just that on a fateful JetBlue flight from New York to Las Vegas in March. No one was seriously injured while trying to restrain the ranting pilot, and the plane was successfully rerouted to Amarillo, Texas, where it landed safely, but that hasn’t stopped passengers from seeking $2 million in damages over their emotional distress. On Thursday, two dozen passengers joined the suit against JetBlue, bringing the total number of plaintiffs to 34.