JetBlue Pilot Wife: Thanks for Help in 'Awful Situation'

Connye Osbon thanks those who subdued her husband, asks for privacy
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 2, 2012 2:24 AM CDT
JetBlue captain Clayton Osbon's home in Richmond Hill, Ga.   (AP Photo/Lewis Levine)
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(Newser) – The wife of the JetBlue pilot who had a breakdown in the middle of a flight issued a heartfelt thanks yesterday to all the people on the flight who subdued her husband, and got the plane down safely, reports MSNBC. "We know you were placed in an awful situation, and we appreciate your ability to respond professionally," said the wife of Clayton Osbon in a statement. "It is our belief that while he was clearly distressed, he was not intentionally violent toward anyone." The family is now concentrating on Clayton's recovery, and "the path that lies immediately ahead," added Connye Osbon.

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