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US plane makes emergency landing due to pilot rant

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Officials and media reports said that passengers of a US airplane restrained the pilot  when he started to scream about Al-Qaeda and bomb threats.

The JetBlue flight from New York to Las Vegas, Nevada was redirected  to Amarillo, Texas when the incident, which the airliner said was caused by  a medical issue which involves  the captain.

The captain went to a restroom just outside the cockpit, and when hereturned  began shouting "Iraq, al-Qaida, terrorism, we’re all going down!" according to the Amarillo Globe-News newspaper.

Passengers were obviously scared of the pilot and his rants but some of them were able to calm him down.

Meanwhile, the pilot was transported by ambulance to have him examined.