"They're going to take us down, they're taking us down, they're going to take us down. Say the Lord's Prayer, say the Lord's Prayer," the captain screamed, Antolino said."
What you're about to read is frightening. The Captain of a Jet Blue flight became emotionally unstable, and the First Officer saved the flight. Thanks to the quick and decisive actions of the first officer who locked this crazed captain out of the flight deck, and the passengers who took action to subdue him, this flight ended happily. What would have happened if he hadn't locked him out?
Before you read the following article, please note that there are a few statements that are not necessarily true. Learning to restrain a passenger is not a required part of CRM training. And if it had been offered...then the pilot needing restraint would know what to anticipate, which could create a challenge in the process.
Second ~ The only training on how to assess the mental stability of people I've ever experienced was during my MHS education. If any pilot has experienced this type of training at their airline, please let me know. That airline needs to be congratulated. But the reality is, we are trained to fly planes, not become psychiatrists.
The truth in this matter is better stated by Aviation Expert, Michal Barr...
"There aren't any good procedures in place if a pilot has a meltdown in the cockpit and the cockpit door is closed, even after the 1999 crash of an EgyptAir flight, in which the pilot appeared to have intentionally crashed the plane. Even after EgyptAir there really wasn't a great new procedure. What can you do? The first officer or the captain is going crazy and then you end up with a battle on the flight deck between the two of them and that's not a good thing,"
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