By David Pan 

Suspect who tried to ground airplane said he took mushrooms

Aircraft would have turned into a glider if off-duty pilot had succeeded in shutting down engines


Last updated 11/2/2023 at 12:23pm

An off-duty Alaska Airlines pilot who allegedly tried to shut off the engines on a flight from Paine Field to San Francisco told police he had taken psychedelic mushrooms and had not slept in 40 hours.

Joseph David Emerson, 44, of Pleasant Hill, C...

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