JetBlue Plane Makes Emergency Landing At Philadelphia Airport - New York News

ADVERTISEMENT
Bookmark and Share

JetBlue Plane Makes Emergency Landing At Philadelphia Airport

Posted: Updated:
PHILADELPHIA -

There were scary moments Sunday for passengers onboard a JetBlue flight out of Boston.

The crew saw smoke coming from the cockpit, and the plane made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport.

Those passengers were no doubt a bit shaken, but we're happy to report everybody's fine.

The flight from Boston was heading to Baltimore-Washington International with 95 passengers and 4 crew members on it before diverted to Philadelphia, landing just before 6 p.m.

The passengers of JetBlue Flight 827 wound up on the runway in Philadelphia, evacuating the plane that was forced to land due to the smell of smoke in the cabin.

Jet Blue said it was "in an abundance of caution" that the captain elected to divert after crew reported the odor of smoke.

One passenger says she smelled the smoke and found it hard not to think the worst in mid-air.

"You don't know how it's going to end, so you don't want to psyche yourself out – should I turn on my phone and call my parents?" passenger Laura-Chase McGehee said.

That passenger shot a picture inside the airport of passengers trying to get information on another flight to Baltimore and prepared for a long night ahead.

Passengers and crew were transported to the terminal building. No injuries were reported.

There, passengers were met by an airline representative to be re-accommodated on a later JetBlue flight, PHL spokeswoman Victoria Lupica said.

FOX 29's Dave Kinchen reported live from the airport Sunday night that at least one passenger was still waiting to fly out of Philadelphia after 10 p.m.

According to the airport, operations were not impacted.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Only On Fox: Arsonist On The Loose In South Jersey Town

    Only On Fox: Arsonist On The Loose In South Jersey Town

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-04-16 20:45:07 GMT
    It started with a brush fire, then another fire at the rear of this home on Monroe Street and finally a blaze that swept through this vacant home up the block, just a few feet away from where Emma Sethman
    It started with a brush fire, then another fire at the rear of this home on Monroe Street and finally a blaze that swept through this vacant home up the block, just a few feet away from where Emma Sethman
  • Beautiful Easter Sunday

    Saturday, April 19 2014 8:09 PM EDT2014-04-20 00:09:12 GMT

    NICE EASTER WEEKEND

    The first half of the holiday weekend has been great and Easter Sunday looks just as nice. Clouds thin out late tonight with temperatures falling back to the 40s.

    Initially it'll be jacket weather early Sunday morning but plenty of sunshine will warm us into the 60s by afternoon.  High temperatures will be a few degrees cooler than Saturday.

    It will be noticeably cooler and breezy at the shore with highs in the low 50s.  Quiet conditions continue into Monday.

  • Overturned Boat Victim Identified, Search Continues

    Overturned Boat Victim Identified, Search Continues

    Overturned Boat Victim Identified, Search Continues

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:38 PM EDT2014-04-19 23:38:03 GMT
    The Coast Guard have suspended an emergency search for a man who went overboard in a boat after he went missing. New Jersey State Police have identified him as 49-year old John J. Poltonowicz.
    The Coast Guard have suspended an emergency search for a man who went overboard in a boat after he went missing. New Jersey State Police have identified him as 49-year old John J. Poltonowicz.
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Hundreds celebrate Easter at St. Patricks Cathedral

    Hundreds celebrate Easter at St. Patricks Cathedral

    Saturday, April 19 2014 10:37 PM EDT2014-04-20 02:37:51 GMT
    Hundreds of people showed up to Saturday's mass at St. Patricks Cathedral to celebrate Easter, one of the holiest days for Christians around the world.
    Hundreds of people showed up to Saturday's Mass at St. Patricks Cathedral to celebrate Easter, one of the holiest days for Christians around the world.
  • NYC police investigating body in plastic container

    NYC police investigating body in plastic container

    Police in New York City are questioning a suspect after discovering a dead body stuffed into a large, black plastic storage container.
    Police in New York City are questioning a suspect after discovering a dead body stuffed into a large, black plastic storage container.
  • Governor kicks off 114th annual New York International Auto Show

    Governor kicks off 114th annual New York International Auto Show

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:00 PM EDT2014-04-19 23:00:18 GMT
    Auto fans you may already know this the 114th New York International Automobile Show is in town this week. Governor Cuomo was on hand Saturday to kick off the official opening of the 10 day event by driving a 2015 Chevrolet Corvette convertible through the Jacob Javits Convention Center.
    Auto fans you may already know this the 114th New York International Automobile Show is in town this week. Governor Cuomo was on hand Saturday to kick off the official opening of the 10 day event by driving a 2015 Chevrolet Corvette convertible through the Jacob Javits Convention Center.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices