Startling court documents have shed light on a harrowing incident involving an off-duty Alaska Airlines pilot who allegedly attempted to shut off the engines of a Horizon Airlines flight while under the influence of psychedelic mushrooms. The incident unfolded while the aircraft was in flight, prompting significant concerns for the safety of those on board.
The off-duty pilot, identified as Paul R. Emerson, was seated in the cockpit jump seat when he uttered the alarming words, "I'm not okay." Subsequently, Emerson attempted to pull the engine fire extinguisher handles, posing a grave risk to the aircraft and. . .