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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 144670
Last updated: 2 September 2021
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Date:27-MAR-2012
Time:10:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic A320 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Airbus A320-232
Owner/operator:JetBlue
Registration: N796JB
MSN: 5060
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 138
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:Amarillo-Rick Husband International Airport, TX (AMA/KAMA) -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:New York-John F. Kennedy International Airport, NY (JFK/KJFK)
Destination airport:Las Vegas-McCarran International Airport, NV (LAS/KLAS)
Narrative:
JetBlue Flight 191 diverted to Amarillo, TX (AMA) following erratic behavior of the captain.
En route at FL340 the captain began behaving erratically. The co-pilot locked him out after he briefly left the flight deck, and passengers wrestled the captain to the floor after he started shouting and banging on the cockpit door. The captain screamed "They're going to take us down!" and rambled about al-Qaida as passengers pinned him to the floor.
An off-duty airline captain who was a passenger on the flight entered the cockpit, locked the door and landed safely in Amarillo, Texas.

Sources:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2012/mar/28/jetblue-captain-scre?newsfeed=true
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/JBU191/history/20120327/1055Z/KJFK/KAMA
https://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2012/03/28/bloomberg_articlesM1LIXP0D9L3701-M1LWR.DTL


Images:

Photo of N796JB courtesy AirHistory.net


Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood International (KFLL / FLL)
6 March 2015; (c) Danny Grew

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Mar-2012 13:20 gerard57 Added
28-Mar-2012 13:25 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
28-Mar-2012 13:28 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Total occupants, Source, Narrative]

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