JetBlue flight from Logan makes emergency landing in Philly

A JetBlue flight from Boston made an emergency landing in Philadelphia after crew members smelled smoke in the cabin. (Metro file photo)
A JetBlue flight from Boston made an emergency landing in Philadelphia after crew members smelled smoke in the cabin. (Metro file photo)

A JetBlue flight heading to Baltimore from Boston made an emergency landing in Philadelphia on Sunday evening when smoke was smelled in the cabin.

JetBlue Airways flight 827, which took off from Logan Airport at 4:40 pm,  landed safely shortly before 6 p.m. at Philadelphia International Airport, Victoria Lupica, a spokeswoman for the airport, told the Boston Globe.

The 95 passengers and 4 members of the flight’s crew were safely evacuated from the plane onto the runway, and were able to get a later JetBlue flight from Philadelphia to Baltimore.

The decision to make an emergency landing was made with “an abundance of caution” after the crew reported “an odor of smoke” in the cabin.

One passenger told FOX 29 in Philadelphia that the passengers were very concerned once they noticed the odor of smoke.

“You don’t know how it’s going to end, so you don’t want to psyche yourself out – should I turn on my phone and call my parents?” passenger Laura-Chase McGehee said.

Mechanics were fully evaluating the situation as of Sunday evening.

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