Inflight illness prompts JetBlue’s emergency landing

Published on : Friday, August 11, 2017

JetblueAn airplane of JetBlue that was travelling from Boston to San Diego had to be diverted to Buffalo on Thursday night after many of its crew members had fallen ill and were rushed to the hospital.


The JetBlue flight 19 had taken off from Logan Airport around 5 p.m.


It was 90 minutes into its flight when the police altered its course and instead started moving towards Buffalo-Niagara International Airport.


A spokesperson for Buffalo Airport said that following the emergency landing, the pilot and two flight attendants were taken to Erie County Medical Center for the purpose of observation.


The plane had been carrying 126 passengers and were successfully evacuated from the plane.


A supervisor associated with the American Medical Response told the media that many other passengers had been checked by the paramedical team at the airport, but they were not transported to the hospital.


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