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JetBlue's CEO Barger: Pilot is a 'consummate professional'

JetBlue’s CEO Dave Barger spoke out on the TODAY show Wednesday after a flight made an emergency landing Tuesday due to a pilot’s mid-air meltdown.

Barger told TODAY’s Matt Lauer he’s happy with how the crew handled the incident and says the pilot is now “in the hands of medical care.”

Barger said he knew the captain personally and said there were no signs that pointed to the in-flight meltdown. "Consummate professional," Barger said of the pilot.

"It was a true team effort at 35,000 feet yesterday," Barger said of the response by passengers and crew.