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JetBlue flight en route to St. Lucia makes emergency landing in Bermuda

BERMUDA - On Friday, August 25 JetBlue flight #881 on its way to Saint Lucia after departing from the JFK International Airport in New York made an emergency landing in Bermuda.

A Skyport spokesperson said, “A JetBlue flight enroute to St. Lucia was diverted to Bermuda this afternoon.

“The aircraft landed at 12:15pm as a result of the pilot reporting a detector light going off, indicating smoke in the cabin. The plane was an AirBus A321 from New York heading to St. Lucia with 202 passengers on board.”

“A Skyport Airport Duty Officer said: “Once the aircraft landed, it was inspected by the Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service [BFRS], who did not find evidence of smoke or fire.

“Passengers departed the aircraft and waited in the international lounge while the aircraft underwent an inspection. The mechanical issue was resolved and the passengers reboarded the aircraft at 2:05pm.”

“The aircraft, flight B6881, refueled and departed for St. Lucia without further incident”, the spokesperson confirmed.

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