Man arrested after being found asleep in cockpit of JetBlue plane at JFK Airport

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

QUEENS -- A man is in custody after he was discovered sleeping in the cockpit of a JetBlue flight that had landed at Kennedy Airport early Tuesday.

Police say the 26-year-old man was found in the cockpit by the ground crew at around 2:15 a.m.

He had reportedly flown in on a flight from the Dominican Republican that landed at 1:45 a.m.

He somehow made it back through the alarmed door of the jet bridge, down the jetway and onto the plane, where he fell asleep in the cockpit.

He was taken to Jamaica Medical Center for observation.

Charges against him are pending.