JetBlue forced to make emergency landing in Jamaica

JetBlue_400_387955368KINGSTON, Jamaica, Tuesday April 1, 2014, CMC – A Jet Blue plane was forced to make an emergency landing at the Norman Manley International Airport on Monday evening, shortly after take off.

Senior director of Commercial Development and Planning at the Airports Authority of Jamaica (AAJ), Alfred McDonald, said the flight, with 98 passengers and four crew members, landed safely. However, four passengers had to be taken for medical attention as a result of injuries sustained while exiting the aircraft.

The AAJ reported that approximately 15 minutes into the flight, the pilot noticed smoke in the cockpit and notified the control tower that the airplane would have to turn back.

The incident led to delays of other flights scheduled to leave the airport late Monday. Click here to receive free news bulletins via email from Caribbean360. (View sample)