JetBlue flight headed to Richmond makes emergency landing in Charleston

Posted at 5:40 PM, Nov 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-22 18:09:21-05

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- A JetBlue flight headed from Florida to Virginia made an emergency landing at Charleston International Airport Monday afternoon due to a mechanical issue.

JetBlue flight 1146 from Fort Lauderdale to Richmond made the emergency landing in Charleston, South Carolina following the issue, JetBlue spokesperson Morgan Johnston tells WCSC.

The flight landed safely at approximately 4:20 p.m.

Passengers exited the plane upon its landing without any issues. Customers will be accommodated on another flight, Johnston said.

Officials have not disclosed the nature of the mechanical issue, but Johnston said the plane would be taken out of service for inspection.

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