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Details Emerge About Pilot's Meltdown

HUFFINGTONPOST.COM/TOLEDO, Ohio -- The co-pilot who landed a flight while passengers held down the captain doesn't think he's a hero, his mother-in-law said Thursday.

JetBlue Airways co-pilot Jason Dowd, who lives in eastern Ohio, was in the cockpit on Flight 191 from New York on Tuesday when federal prosecutors say Capt. Clayton Osbon began acting strangely.

Osbon rambled to Dowd about religion and was later wrestled down by passengers in the cabin and restrained while Dowd made an emergency landing in Texas.

"I'm glad for those people he was the co-pilot that day," Dowd's mother-in-law, Ruth Ann Kostal, said. She was not surprised he acted cool under pressure.

"He's a great guy," Kostal said. "He doesn't want to be known as a hero. Thank God he was there." click here to read more

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