A Commack man is one of more than 20 JetBlue Airway passangers who have joined the lawsuit against the company after one of its pilots had a mid-air breakdown in March.
Newsday reports that 20 people including several from Long Island, have joined the civil complain against JetBlue , bringing the total number of plaintiffs to 32, after a pilot's frightening behavior caused a Las Vegas-bound fight to be diverted to Amarillo, Texas in March.
Michael Bedzinger, 48, of Commack, is one of the plaintiffs who spoke to Newday about the lawsuit. He was one of 135 passengers on the plane.
JetBlue "should have been able to know that this guy [the pilot] was not stable enough to be flying that plane," Bedzinger told Newsday.
The captain of the flight, Capt. Claybon Osbon, missed a pre-flight meeting and began behaving bizarre shortly after the flight took off, according to Newsday. He also allegedly ran up and down the aisle in the cabin after being locked out of the cockpit, before eventually passengers and attendents restrained him.