Jet Blue flight makes emergency landing in Kingston

(Jamaica Gleaner) A Jet Blue flight which had just taken off from the Norman Manley International Airport (NMIA) in Kingston was forced to turn back and make an emergency landing last evening.

Alfred McDonald, senior director of commercial development and planning at the Airports Authority of Jamaica, told the Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre that 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.

According to McDonald, approximately 15 minutes into the flight, the pilot noticed smoke in the cockpit and notified NMIA that the airplane would have to turn back.

The incident has led to delays for other flights scheduled for take off, but the impact is expected to be minimal.

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