Thursday, February 08, 2018

JetBlue, Airbus A320: Incident occurred February 08, 2018 at Charleston International Airport (KCHS), South Carolina

NORTH CHARLESTON (WCSC) -  Federal Aviation Administration officials say a plane bound for Boston made an emergency landing in Charleston Thursday evening after the crew reported fumes in the aircraft. 

According to the Federal Aviation Administration, JetBlue Flight 170, which is an Airbus A320 aircraft, landed safely at Charleston International Airport around 6:30 p.m.

"The flight departed from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and was headed to Boston," emergency officials said.

JetBlue says the plane was diverted to Charleston in an abundance of caution after reports of an odor on board. 

"The flight landed safely at approximately 6:30 p.m. local time, and customers deplaned normally," said Morgan Johnston with JetBlue. 

Customers will be accommodated on another aircraft.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating. 

Emergency crews including the North Charleston Fire Department and EMS responded to the airport for the incident.

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