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Florida-bound plane makes emergency landing at RDU

Posted August 21, 2017 9:39 a.m. EDT
Updated August 21, 2017 3:13 p.m. EDT

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— A JetBlue flight from New York to Palm Beach, Fla., made an emergency landing at Raleigh-Durham International Airport on Monday, according to airport officials.

An RDU spokesperson said the flight landed safely around 9:15 a.m. after experiencing mechanical issues.

Wake County EMS spokesman Jeffrey Hammerstein said six people were evaluated at the scene by medics, and two others were taken to a hospital. He said there were no life-threatening injuries, but some passengers complained of headaches or a burning sensation in their eyes.

Tracking service Flightaware identified the jet as an Airbus A320, which JetBlue notes on its website has about 160 seats.