A JetBlue captain had a midair meltdown on a flight from New York to Las Vegas, forcing the plane to land in Amarillo, Texas where authorities had to remove the pilot on a stretcher.

So far, at least one video has emerged, but many more are sure to appear as the video above shows at least two other passengers recording with their cell phones.

A flight attendant can be heard on the loud speaker saying “we don’t need pictures of this.”

Then one passenger tells the passenger recording the incident, “don’t be a dick.”

The passenger recording the incident, which is really not visible, responds by saying, “shut the fuck up.”

The video was uploaded only a few hours ago, but so far has received 88 comments with people either criticizing the videographer or complimenting him.

Details are scarce right now but according to a news report, the co-pilot had to force the pilot out of the cockpit when he began acting erratically.

According to CBS/AP:

A police officer and an off-duty airline pilot subdued a JetBlue captain Tuesday morning aboard a Las Vegas-bound flight when the captain started pounding on the cockpit door after the flight’s co-pilot asked him to leave and subsequently locked him out, a federal official told CBS News.

The captain became incoherent during JetBlue Flight 191 from New York’s John F. Kennedy International, prompting the co-pilot to get him to leave the cockpit, the official said. JetBlue said in a statement to CBS News that the flight was diverted to Amarillo, Texas, “for a medical situation involving the captain.”

Grant Heppes, a 22-year-old passenger from New York City, told The Associated Press that a man in a JetBlue uniform walked from the cockpit to the back of the plane, but that he started to become disruptive when he was barred from getting back inside.

JetBlue has proven in the past not to be very camera friendly.

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