JetBlue Flight London-New York: Emergency Landing in Shannon

JetBlue Flight London-New York: Emergency Landing in Shannon
Photo Credit: Fletcher via Wikimedia Commons.

Earlier this morning, a JetBlue flight between London and New York made an emergency landing in Shannon, Ireland.

The Airbus A321neoLR with the airline is designed to operate these transatlantic flights.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

B62220 – London to New York…


JetBlue Flight London-New York: Emergency Landing in Shannon
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JetBlue Flight London-New York: Emergency Landing in Shannon
Adam Moreira (AEMoreira042281), CC BY-SA 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

JetBlue flight B62220 is a routine scheduled flight between London Heathrow and New York JFK.

The aircraft involved in the emergency landing into Shannon was operated by N2180J.

As per data from Planespotters.net, N2180J is a 0.1 year old Airbus A321neo that was only delivered to the airline on March 14.

Of the A321neo variant, JetBlue has 33 of them in the fleet, of which 24 are in active service and nine are parked.

B62220 departed London Heathrow at 0737 local time this morning and proceeded westbound to New York JFK.

The aircraft initially made it’s transatlantic crossing but then u-turned back around quite early into the process.

From there, a descent from FL340 to FL200 was observed during this u-turn.

Furthermore, the JetBlue Airbus A321neo bound for New York JFK successfully diverted to Shannon, Ireland.

Engine Failure Is The Cause…


Adam Moreira (AEMoreira042281), CC BY-SA 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

It is understood the cause of this diversion was due to an engine failure onboard the JetBlue flight from London Heathrow.

This is a worrying development, given the fact that the aircraft is just over two weeks old at the time of writing.

Furthermore, it is unclear when the issue will be fixed so then the flight can carry on to New York from Shannon.

But for now, all eyes will be on the additional information that may come from this incident in due time.

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