RICHMOND HILL, Ga. - A longtime friend says JetBlue Airways captain Clayton Osbon is a Christian who has become "increasingly" religious but wasn't fanatical.
Now prosecutors have charged Osbon following his bizarre behavior aboard Flight 191 to Las Vegas, describing in court records a midair breakdown they say began with cockpit ramblings about "sins in Las Vegas" and ended with passengers wrestling him to the cabin floor.
Osbon is charged with interfering with a flight crew following his bizarre outburst Tuesday on the flight that began in New York and was diverted to Amarillo, Texas.
He was still being held at a hospital there Wednesday and being medically evaluated.
His next door neighbor says Osbon went to church but seldom talked about it and never seemed overly zealous.