James Beach says he "said a lot of things I shouldn't have said to the flight attendant."
One passenger used a "knee defender," making it impossible for the person in front of him to recline during the flight.
This latest crash is one of several small plane accidents that have occurred in recent days.
The woman died after a medical emergency during the flight.
"Settle down, Captain Happy," another pilot said.
The car-hailing app was set to start in New York City two weeks ago, but state officials complained.
The FAA had banned U.S. carriers from flying to or from Tel Aviv for about 36 hours.
Nearly 36 hours after the agency banned U.S. airlines from flying to Tel Aviv, the agency dropped the rule
Flights were prohibited for at least a day after a report of a rocket near the largest airport in Israel.