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In this handout from the Randall County Sheriff?s Office, JetBlue pilot Clayton Osbon is seen April 2, 2012 in Amerillo, Texas. Osbon had a mid-air meltdown oboard a JetBlue flight to Las Vegas and will be charged with interfering with a flight crew.  (Photo by Randall County Sheriff's Office via Getty Images)

In this handout from the Randall County Sheriff?s Office, JetBlue pilot Clayton Osbon is seen April 2, 2012 in Amerillo, Texas. Osbon had a mid-air meltdown oboard a JetBlue flight to Las Vegas and will be charged with interfering with a flight crew. (Photo by Randall County Sheriff’s Office via Getty Images)

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LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — A psychologist says a JetBlue Airways pilot who screamed about religion and terrorists during a flight had “a brief psychotic disorder” due to lack of sleep.

The psychologist testified during Clayton Osbon’s trial in Texas. A court transcript of the testimony was obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press.

The judge presiding over the brief trial July 3 ruled that Osbon was not guilty by reason of insanity for his behavior on a March 27 flight from New York to Las Vegas. He was charged with interference with a flight crew.

Passengers said they wrestled Osbon to the floor after he ran through the plane’s cabin yelling about Jesus and al-Qaida. The plane was diverted to Texas.

Osbon is now at a mental health facility for further examination.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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