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Wife of ex-pilot says she’s in shock after averted Horizon Air disaster

Defense attorney: Emerson was not suicidal or homicidal while on board

Joseph David Emerson, left, 44, looks on from behind a glass divider.
Joseph David Emerson, left, 44, was arraigned in Multnomah County Circuit Court on Tuesday, Oct. 24 in Portland, Ore. The former Alaska Airlines pilot who police say tried to cut the engines while riding in the cockpit jump seat during a Horizon Air flight made his first appearance in federal court in Portland on Thursday, Oct. 26. (Photo by Dave Killen/The Oregonian via AP)
PORTLAND, Ore. — The wife of a former Alaska Airlines pilot who prosecutors say tried to cut the e

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