A JetBlue flight bound for Santo Domingo made an emergency landing not long after it’s departure from New York JFK.
JetBlue Flight Makes Emergency Landing in New York JFK…
JetBlue flight B6209 is a routine scheduled flight between New York JFK and Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic.
The affected rotation was operated by N806JB, one of the airline’s Airbus A320ceo aircraft.
As per data from Planespotters.net, N806JB is a 11.3 year old airframe that was delivered to the U.S carrier back in October 2012.
Of the A320ceo variant, JetBlue has 129 of them in their vast fleet, of which 122 are in active service, and seven are parked, offering an average age of 18.3 years.
B6209 departed New York JFK at 0842 local time this morning and proceeded southbound in the direction of Santo Domingo.
During it’s climb-out, the crew broadcasted the emergency 7700 squawk code and proceeded to turn back to JFK, where the aircraft landed safely shortly after.
At this stage, it is unclear what the nature of the emergency was, but was clearly serious enough to prompt a return back to it’s origin field.
N806JB has been on the ground in New York since the emergency at the time of writing (23/12/23 @ 1720 UK time), with it being unclear when it will be back in the air.
As soon as we know the cause of the emergency, then we will update this article accordingly, via our usual updates which you will be able to see below.
This is a developing story.
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