A JetBlue flight bound for Ontario, California suffered an engine failure during departure in New York, prompting a rejected takeoff.
Incident: JetBlue Flight Suffers Engine Failure During Takeoff in New York…
JetBlue flight B6355 is a routine scheduled flight between New York JFK and Ontario in California, with the affected rotation being operated by N995JL.
As per data from Planespotters.net, N995JL is a 5.6 year old Airbus A321-200ceo that was delivered to the carrier back in June 2018.
Of the A321-200ceo variant, the U.S carrier has 63 in the fleet, of which 62 are in active service and one is currently parked, offering an average fleet age of 7.6 years.
JetBlue flight B6355 was on the takeoff roll for Runway 31L at New York JFK, bound for Ontario when crews of other aircraft reported a fire on the right hand engine, as per reports from The Aviation Herald.
Following this, the crew opted to reject the takeoff due to this failure on the right hand engine, and vacated the runway, where it held whilst emergency services inspected the aircraft for any additional fires on the engine.
On the air traffic control feeds, another crew mentioned they had witnessed a flock of birds that had just risen from the runway at the time and in the area where the engine failure had occurred.
N995JL remained grounded for the rest of the day, and once adequate repairs had been made, the aircraft was cleared to operate commercial services again, with the first one being another attempt at the New York JFK-Ontario route, where it successfully completed the flight thereafter.
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