The JetBlue pilot whose midair freakout diverted a Las Vegas-bound jet and gave 150 passengers the fright of their lives was freed from federal custody yesterday — and he still has a job with the airline. Clayton Osbon, 49 — who in July was found not guilty by reason of insanity of interfering with a flight crew — was released after a federal court hearing in Amarillo, Texas. “This is a bad situation for you and your family, but you are fortunate to have the type of immediate support that you have,” Judge Mary Lou Robinson told Osbon.
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