JetBlue Captain Taken Off Plane After Tirade

A passenger on a JetBlue flight bound for Las Vegas that landed unexpectedly in Texas says a man she thinks was the captain was yelling about a bomb.

Heidi Karg told CNN there was a lot of commotion and that she heard him shout the word "bomb."

JetBlue Airways says the captain of Flight 191 from New York was taken ill and that the pilot in command elected to land in Amarillo about 10 a.m. Tuesday.

JetBlue says an off-duty captain and passenger went to the flight deck and took over the duties of the ill captain "once on the ground."

JetBlue says the ill captain was taken to a medical facility.

The airline says the passengers are awaiting another plane to take them on to their destination.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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