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Madrid-Bound Plane Makes Emergency Landing at Logan Airport

Crews detected a technical problem in one of the aircraft's engine approximately 90 minutes after takeoff, according to an Iberia Airways spokeswoman

A Spain-bound flight from New York made an emergency landing at Logan Airport in Boston after an Iberia Airways plane experienced a technical problem in one of the aircraft’s engine.

A spokeswoman for the plane says Flight IB6252 landed with no incident and all 265 passengers were safe and uninjured.

The flight initially departed at 9:15 p.m. from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York and was set for Madrid. An hour and a half after takeoff, crews detected the problem, according to the spokeswoman.

By noon, all passengers were rebooked on other flights to Madrid from Boston. The airline said 30 people had remained stranded at Logan Airport as they waited for either a bus to New York or a flight to Spain from Boston.

The airline offered its passengers to cover their accommodation and meal costs.

"Iberia regrets the inconveniences caused by this flight divertion and by the difficulties in finding accommodation or direct flights for the customers affected by it," the airline said in a statement. "Our teams in the US and Madrid are working to make possible that all the customers on board of IB6252 can fly today to their final destinations."

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