Thursday, September 03, 2009

Engine fire prompts emergency evacuation of JetBlue E190 at Nassau, Bahamas

by B. N. Sullivan

JetBlue Embraer 190An Embraer 190 aircraft operated by JetBlue Airways made an emergency landing at Lynden Pindling International Airport, in Nassau, Bahamas today after its number one engine reportedly caught fire. The aircraft, operating as JetBlue Flight 1781, was arriving in Nassau from Orlando, FL at the time of the emergency.

A brief Reuters article about the incident quoted an FAA spokeswoman who said the fire was extinguished shortly after the aircraft landed. All 89 passengers and four crew members evacuated the aircraft on the runway via emergency slides. There were no reports of injuries.

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