JetBlue flight makes emergency landing in Jacksonville
Plane with 152 people on board lands safely at JAX after fire sensor goes off
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A JetBlue jetliner made an emergency landing Monday afternoon at Jacksonville International Airport.
Flight No. 2581 was heading to Nashville from Fort Lauderdale with 152 people on board when it made an emergency landing in Jacksonville because a fire sensor inside the plane was going off.
The Jacksonville Aviation Authority said the pilot reported an indicator showing a possible fire in the baggage area.
Scott Travis, an education reporter for the South Florida Sun Sentinel, tweeted video showing vapor flowing into the cabin. "We landed safely in Jacksonville. Fire dept. is examining issue. Glad I did carry on!" he quipped.
Always disconcerting to hear your plane is making an emergency landing due to possible fire in the cargo and then seeing what looks like smoke coming out of bets. I’m told it’s only A.C. vapor. We landed safely in Jacksonville. Fire dept. is examining issue. Glad I did carry on! pic.twitter.com/74RZSlRzWh— Scott Travis (@smtravis) October 21, 2019
"No time for smiling. At least not for me," Travis added in a tweet accompanied by a selfie from the tarmac, noting that he and coworkers Dana Banker and Aric Chokey are temporarily stranded in Jacksonville.
The plane landed safely and out of an abundance of caution is being checked by firefighters on the tarmac, away from the gate.
JetBlue said initial inspections of the aircraft found no signs of any issues. The aircraft will be further inspected and customers will continue on to Nashville aboard a new aircraft.
No time for smiling. At least not for me. @danabanker & @aric_chokey and I are temporarily stranded in Jacksonville after our @JetBlueFlight to Nashville made an emergency landing due to a fire sensor going off. pic.twitter.com/hESVPd65Dl— Scott Travis (@smtravis) October 21, 2019
Copyright 2019 by WJXT News4Jax - All rights reserved.