JetBlue flights held back by bomb threat, possible smoke


A JetBlue flight was briefly grounded in Puerto Rico on Tuesday morning after an anonymous bomb threat, officials said today.

The flight, scheduled to depart from the Dominican Republic to fly to San Juan, was delayed by 40 minutes, the Associated Press reported.

Airline spokeswoman Jenny Dervin said she didn’t know if the caller had singled out a specific airline or flight at Las Americas Airport in Santo Domingo.

Meanwhile, another JetBlue flight made an emergency landing in Bermuda on Tuesday after a cockpit light indicated smoke in a rear cargo bin.

JetBlue spokesperson Alison Croyle said Flight 774 was flying from Aruba to Boston with 63 passengers on board when it diverted to Bermuda because of a “maintenance issue.”

"An indication light in the cockpit came on suggestive of possible smoke in the aft cargo bin” she told Reuters.

However, Croyle said there was “not smoke in the cockpit at any time.”

The plane landed and was cleared by maintenance before it continued on to Boston.

Source = e-Travel Blackboard: J.L
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