JetBlue Flight Bridgetown-Boston Declares Emergency

Maarten Visser from Capelle aan den IJssel, Nederland, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

A JetBlue flight bound for Boston was forced to make a return to Bridgetown, Barbados after experiencing an engine failure after takeoff on 4 June 2024.

JetBlue flight B61844, an Airbus A320-200 operating from Bridgetown Sir Grantley Adams International Airport experienced an engine failure shortly after departure.

JetBlue B61844 Bridgetown-Boston

Flight crew immediately terminated the climb and declared an emergency with transponder code 7700.

The flight then negotiated a direct return to the origin airport of Bridgetown (BGI), Barbados.

Flight Details

Flight data shows that flight B61844 bound for Boston Logan International Airport made a delayed departure out of Bridgetown.

The flight shows an actual time of departure of 1838 local time against the scheduled departure time of 1243 local time on 4 June.

The aircraft was only approximately 10 minutes out from its departure when the climb was terminated and flight crew squawked code 7700.

The JetBlue flight then conducted a wide circuit for a direct return to Sir Grantley Adams International Airport.

The aircraft conducting the B61844 rotation to Boston was an Airbus A320-200 aircraft, registered N586JB. This is a 20 year old narrowbody aircraft belonging to the US carrier JetBlue Airways.

A JetBlue Airbus landing
Maarten Visser from Capelle aan den IJssel, Nederland, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

JetBlue Airways operate several flights to Barbados from various destinations in the United States and South America.

They mainly fly to Grantley Adams International Airport (BGI) located in Bridgetown, Barbados.

  • Non-stop flights: JetBlue offers non-stop flights to Barbados from the East Coast of the US. It operates from both New York (JFK) and Boston.
  • Connecting flights: JetBlue offers connecting flights with one or more stops, usually connecting through New York or Boston.
  • Flights from South America: JetBlue also operates flights to Barbados from Bogota and Cartagena in Colombia, operating via at New York JFK.

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