Scare on JetBlue flight prompts emergency landing in Orlando

Passengers stranded at OIA for hours

A JetBlue flight makes an emergency landing late at Orlando International Airport.

ORLANDO, Fla. – A JetBlue flight made an emergency landing late Monday at Orlando International Airport after there was an issue aboard the plane.

Flight 1126, carrying 97 people from Fort Lauderdale to Raleigh, North Carolina, diverted to Orlando because of an apparent pressurization issue, OIA spokeswoman Carolyn Fennell said.

Passengers said they noticed a burning smell shortly after takeoff.

The plane safely landed, but passengers had to wait at OIA for hours before taking off just before 5 a.m. Tuesday on the same plane.

No injuries were reported.

News 6 has called JetBlue for comment but has not heard back.


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