by Linda Straker
- Jetblue flight 950 encountered problems in the sky shortly after takeoff
- Returned to tarmac after a loud explosion was heard.
- All passengers and crews are said to be safe
JetBlue Airways flight B6950/JBU950 an Airbus A320-232, departed Maurice Bishop International Airport, Point Salines, Grenada (GND) at 3:41 local time destined for John F Kennedy International Airport, New York (JFK).
Jetblue flight 950 encountered problems in the sky shortly after takeoff from the Maurice Bishop International Airport (MBIA) in St George and returned to the tarmac after a loud explosion was heard. All passengers and crews are said to be safe.
The pilot called the tower requesting a first aid emergency within minutes of takeoff.
Persons within the environment of the airport heard a loud explosion in the sky and within minutes the plane was seen returning to the airport. It’s understood the plane lost an engine and the pilot released fuel into the ocean before descending to the airport.
The entire airport emergency protocol was immediately activated for the return of the plane.
Wendy Francette-Williams, Chief Executive Officer at Grenada Airports Authority (GAA), has promised to speak with the media after her debriefing session. “I am in a debriefing session now and will speak to the media after,” she said.
Passengers and crew are currently in the departure area of the airport awaiting further instructions. The Jetblue website is showing the Grenada flight delayed.
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