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JetBlue Flight Bridgetown to Boston Declares Emergency

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KB4TEZ:
https://aviationsourcenews.com/emergency/jetblue-flight-bridgetown-boston-declares-emergency/?fbclid=IwZXh0bgNhZW0CMTAAAR2fTckd4jPvQBxw39VYXaW1mXDTQKon37UptObdqMjmaqMwXbz57vJtqpg_aem_AbItcMC2gFLWzChXETUT88UcZl-dSNSZQu_PDdRC2ZxlmVM-Lv8kO2rH8w32mlQTHGDRA15BptVOfKUHANdLxZyx

(Now the audio isn't the best, but it's Bridgetown, Barbados !!!  Amazed really.)

A JetBlue flight bound for Boston was forced to make a return to Bridgetown, Barbados after experiencing an engine failure after takeoff on 4 June 2024.  Flight crew immediately terminated the climb and declared an emergency with transponder code 7700.

The flight then negotiated a direct return to the origin airport of Bridgetown (BGI), Barbados.  Flight data shows that flight B61844 bound for Boston Logan International Airport made a delayed departure out of Bridgetown.

The flight shows an actual time of departure of 1838 local time against the scheduled departure time of 1243 local time on 4 June.  The aircraft was only approximately 10 minutes out from its departure when the climb was terminated and flight crew squawked code 7700.

The JetBlue flight then conducted a wide circuit for a direct return to Sir Grantley Adams International Airport.

The aircraft conducting the B61844 rotation to Boston was an Airbus A320-200 aircraft, registered N586JB. This is a 20 year old narrowbody aircraft belonging to the US carrier JetBlue Airways. 

AustrianSimon:

--- Quote from: KB4TEZ on June 07, 2024, 10:17:16 AM ---(Now the audio isn't the best, but it's Bridgetown, Barbados !!!  Amazed really.)

A JetBlue flight bound for Boston was forced to make a return to Bridgetown, Barbados after experiencing an engine failure after takeoff on 4 June 2024.  Flight crew immediately terminated the climb and declared an emergency with transponder code 7700.

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Negative, that is not what happened! No engine failure at all ...

See:

Incident: Jetblue A320 at Bridgetown on Jun 4th 2024, what is going on with the airplane? https://avherald.com/h?article=51997a0a

Servus, Simon

KB4TEZ:
thank you Simon

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