Oregon prosecutors have charged an off-duty pilot accused of trying to cut the engines on a Horizon Air jet in mid-air with 83 counts of attempted murder.

The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office in Portland filed the charges just before Alaska Airlines pilot Joseph David Emerson, 44, was due to appear in court for an arraignment.

An off-duty commercial pilot riding in an extra cockpit seat on a Horizon Air flight said “I’m not OK” just before trying to cut the engines midflight and later told police he had recently taken psychedelic mushrooms as his mental health worsened, according to a federal complaint mad

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