Passengers, JetBlue settle lawsuit over pilot rampage on flight to Las Vegas

MINEOLA, N.Y. — A lawsuit accusing JetBlue of negligence after a pilot had a meltdown on a New York-to-Las Vegas flight has been quietly settled.

Airline spokeswoman Jenny Dervin said the lawsuit was settled in late April. Terms were not disclosed.

A spokeswoman for the attorney representing 34 passengers confirmed Wednesday the lawsuit was “resolved amicably by the parties.”

Passengers claimed JetBlue was “grossly negligent” in allowing Capt. Clayton Osbon to fly.

Osbon was alleged to have yelled about terrorism and Sept. 11 during a flight in March 2012. The plane made an emergency landing in Amarillo, Texas.

Osbon was found not guilty by reason of insanity on a charge of interfering with a flight crew.

An expert said he had a psychotic disorder caused by a lack of sleep.

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