Orlando-Bound Flight From Newark Makes Emergency Landing at JFK

What to Know

  • A JetBlue Airways flight from Newark that was bound for Orlando had to make an emergency landing at JFK after reports of "electrical smell"
  • The flight landed safely and passengers continued on to Orlando in a new aircraft
  • It's not clear what the smell was but there were no smoke or fire, the airline said

Officials say a JetBlue Airways flight bound for Orlando has safely landed at John F. Kennedy International Airport after the crew reported smoke in the cockpit and declared an emergency.

The Federal Aviation Administration says JetBlue flight 227, an Airbus A320, had departed Newark Liberty International Airport en route to Orlando International Airport when it was diverted. It landed at JFK shortly after 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

A JetBlue spokesman says the crew had noticed an "electrical smell" in the cockpit. He said the passengers continued on to Orlando in a new aircraft.

The airline's spokesperson Derek Dombrowski later clarified to News 4 that there was no smoke or fire.

The FAA said it will investigate.

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