18-Month-Old Flagged for Being on "No Fly" List: JetBlue

Her family was pulled from their Newark-bound flight

Friday, May 11, 2012  |  Updated 6:42 AM EDT
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An 18-month-old toddler and her parents were pulled off their Newark-bound flight in Florida after JetBlue officials said the tot's name was flagged for being on the TSA's "no fly" list, the airline said.

The New Jersey family was set to fly home Tuesday night from Fort Lauderdale when a JetBlue official boarded the plane and told them they needed to get off because the child was flagged.

TSA authorities were called to the gate.

After talking to the parents for a few minutes and checking their system, the TSA agents said JetBlue had made a mistake and the family could reboard.

A TSA official pointed out that individuals on the "no fly" list do not get boarding passes and the child had one.

JetBlue said the incident is under investigation and the airline believes a computer glitch caused the mix-up.

"Our crew members followed the appropriate protocols, and we apologize to the family involved in this unfortunate circumstance," the airline said in a statement.

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