Statement from the FBI

Federal Bureau of Investigation
Dallas Division
SAC Robert E. Casey Jr.

 One Justice Way
Dallas, Texas 75220

Media Release
March 28, 2012

Statement of Robert E. Casey, Jr., Special Agent in Charge of the FBI, Dallas Division, regarding an incident occurring aboard JetBlue Flight 191 on March 27, 2012:

On March 27, 2012, the FBI was notified of a disturbance aboard JetBlue Flight 191, which was en route from New York, New York to Las Vegas, Nevada.  The aircraft was diverted to Amarillo, Texas to resolve the situation aboard the aircraft.  Upon arrival at Amarillo, the aircraft was met by FBI Agents, Amarillo Police Department officers, and emergency medical personnel.  The pilot of the aircraft, Clayton Osbon, age 49, was removed from the aircraft for medical evaluation and is under a law enforcement hold at a local medical facility pending completion of this evaluation.  An FBI investigation into the incident was initiated and is still ongoing.  The FBI is coordinating its investigation with the assistance of Jet Blue, the Federal Aviation Administration, Transportation Security Administration, the National Transportation Safety Board, the Amarillo Airport Police Department, and the Amarillo Police Department.  The FBI will present facts obtained through investigation to the United States Attorney's Office for its consideration as to any federal criminal charges.  Any additional information regarding federal criminal charges will be issued by the United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Texas.