Emergency Slide Opens on JetBlue Plane in Mid-Flight
(ORLANDO, Fla.) -- An emergency slide opened on board a JetBlue flight while it was in mid-air Wednesday, forcing it to make an emergency landing in Orlando, Fla. According to JetBlue, the slide was at the front door of the plane and partially deployed into the front galley of the aircraft. No one was injured.
As a result, Flight 1266, which was headed to Boston Logan International Airport from Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers, was forced to land at Orlando International Airport at 3:40 p.m.
Once the plane arrived at the terminal, passengers deplaned from its rear door.
JetBlue says it has taken the aircraft out of service while it tries to determine what caused the slide to deploy.
The Federal Aviation Administration is also investigating the incident.
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