Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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JetBlue pilot meltdown puts focus on mental health

The meltdown of a JetBlue pilot during a flight on Tuesday has prompted a closer look at a problem that is worrisome but extremely rare: Needing to find the unstable pilots among a multitude who are more stable than average. More detail about the incident itself, the charges filed against the pilot and the issue of pilot stability can be found here.

JetBlue pilot meltdown puts focus on mental health

The meltdown of a JetBlue pilot during a flight on Tuesday has prompted a closer look at a problem that is worrisome but extremely rare: Needing to find the unstable pilots among a multitude who are more stable than average. More detail about the incident itself, the charges filed against the pilot and the issue of pilot stability can be found here. 

Tom Belden
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Tom Belden has been reporting about Philadelphia International Airport and other air travel subjects for more than 20 years, writing columns for The Inquirer's Travel and Business sections. His reporting (with colleague Craig McCoy) on baggage handling problems in Philadelphia have been credited with helping to improve the system. His previous blog was called Road Warrior. He can reached at tbelden@phillynews.com. Reach Tom at tbelden@phillynews.com.

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