Pilot Who Tried To Crash Alaska Airlines Flight Was On Mushrooms And Having Nervous Breakdown

Posted October 24, 2023 by with 2 comments

In a follow-up to yesterday’s news of the pilot who tried to bring down an airplane, this is what happened after the pilot was removed from the cockpit, via KATU:

During a police interview, Emerson said he was having “a nervous breakdown,” and hadn’t slept for 40 hours, and felt dehydrated and tired. He admitted to pulling the handles and said he did it because “I thought I was dreaming and I just wanna wake up.”

“The officer and Emerson talked about the use of psychedelic mushrooms and Emerson said it was his first time taking mushrooms,” a probable cause document said.


The full charging document is below.

Criminal Complaint – Joseph David Emerson – US District Court by Str8Up on Scribd

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