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04/05/2012 12:46 pm ET

New Video Of JetBlue Pilot Surfaces; Pilot To Undergo Psych Exam (VIDEO)

New video of JetBlue pilot Clayton Osbon moments before his in-air meltdown has surfaced a week after he seemingly had a meltdown midair.

CBS News obtained a video shot by passenger Tony Antolino moments before Osbon's meltdown. In the video, Osbon can be seen talking with co-workers and drinking water.

Antolino told CBS News, "I at least wanted something so that, God forbid the phone was found in a field somewhere, maybe there would be some tip, some hint for someone to say ok, hey, what was going on here." It is unclear why Antolino took video of the captain speaking with his co-workers prior to his meltdown.

Osbon, who is being held without bail in Amarillo, Texas, has been charged with interfering with flight crew and faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted.

On Monday, Osbon's wife released a statement saying, "We hope you can empathize and understand that our focus completely surrounds Clayton's recovery and the path that lies immediately ahead." It continued, "We would like to recognize the Crew and passengers of Flight 191 for their effective yet compassionate handling of the situation. It is our belief, as Clayton's family, that while he was clearly distressed, he was not intentionally violent toward anyone. We know you were placed in an awful situation and we appreciate your ability to respond professionally."

In a motion filed late Monday, prosecutors are requesting Osbon undergo a psychological exam, the Associated Press reports. A judge has ordered the evaluation to occur in a prison hospital to determine if he is "presently suffering from a mental disease or defect rendering him mentally incompetent." The detention hearing previously scheduled for Thursday has been postponed to Monday.

JetBlue CEO Dave Barger told CBS that the airline will help Osbon and his family "in whatever their needs may be."

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