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Charging papers say off-duty pilot who tried to cut engines told police he was having a breakdown

Joseph David Emerson, 44, charged with attempted murder

Flyers wait in Seattle Paine Field International Airport's boarding rooms.
Flyers wait in Seattle Paine Field International Airport in February 2022 in Everett. An off-duty pilot was arrested after he allegedly tried to shut down the engines midflight on a 76-seat Horizon Air Embraer 175 that left Everett at 5:23 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22. (Ryan Berry/The Herald)
PORTLAND, Ore. — Oregon prosecutors on Tuesday, Oct. 24 charged an off-duty pilot accused of tryin

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