• Flight out of Orlando makes emergency landing after reports of fumes in cockpit

    By: Sarah Wilson

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    ORLANDO, Fla. - A JetBlue flight that took off from Orlando International Airport had to turn around and make an emergency landing back at the airport Wednesday morning after fumes were reported in the plane's cockpit, according to an airport spokesperson.

    The flight departed OIA bound for LaGuardia Airport at 6:30 a.m. and safely made an emergency landing back in Orlando an hour later, the spokesperson said.

    OIA officials said 88 people were on board the flight, and three passengers and three crew members were evaluated by airport medical personell. An hour later there were no reports of anyone being transported to the hospital.


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    Traveler Ivette Silva said some of the passengers aboard the flight felt sick following the incident.

    "Some of us got scratchy throats, heavy breathing, a little light headed," Silva said.

    Courtesy of Glenton Gilzean Jr.

    The airport spokesperson said the issue has had no impact on other air travel.

    JetBlue released the following statement:

    "Shortly after departure, JetBlue flight 198 from Orlando to New York LaGuardia returned to the airport out of an abundance of caution after the crew reported an odor. The aircraft will be inspected before returning to service, and flight 198 will continue on a different aircraft."

    This is a developing story. Stay tuned to Eyewitness News for updates.

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