Pilot Who Tried To Shut Down Plane Took Shrooms, Feds Say

By Bonnie Eslinger (October 24, 2023, 10:21 PM EDT) -- An off-duty Alaska Airlines pilot who was arrested after he attempted to shut down a passenger plane in flight, told police officers he had not slept in 40 hours, believed he was having a "nervous breakdown" and had taken mushrooms, according to a criminal complaint filed Tuesday in federal court....

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