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6 passengers escorted for medical evaluation after JetBlue flight emergency landing

A Florida-bound JetBlue plane was forced to land at a Jamaican airport after passengers complained of a strong smoke odor. JetBlue released a statement on its website stating the Monday evening flight from Jamaica’s Norman Manley International Airport returned to Kingston “after a report of a smoke odor.

The carrier said that six people on board were taken for medical evaluation but did not reveal the reason behind such. The Jamaica Gleaner newspaper quotes local aviation official Alfred McDonald saying that those passengers were injured while exiting the plane.