JetBlue Airbus A320 Reports Fumes on Board

Photo: Rudy Chiarello

Reading Time: 1 minute

A Jetblue Airbus A320-200, performing flight from Orlando to New York La Guardia (USA) with 88 people on board, reported fumes on board.

  • Aircraft was climbing through about FL360 when the crew stopped the climb (maximum about FL368) reporting fumes in the cockpit.
  • The aircraft returned to Orlando for a safe landing on runway 36R about 53 minutes after departure.
  • Three cabin crew and three passengers were examined by medical staff awaiting the aircraft, nobody needed to be taken to a hospital.
  • A replacement A320-200 registration N559JB reached New York with a delay of 4:20 hours.
  • Passengers reported they had been exposed to “dangerous fumes”.

Source: avherald.com