A JetBlue flight from Las Vegas to Boston returned to the runway just after takeoff Sunday as black smoke billowed from the wing.
Passengers told Boston 25 News that the pilot mentioned a blown tire and engine, describing the scene after they landed at Boston's Logan Airport around 3 a.m. Monday on a different aircraft.
A video posted by a passenger shows smoke pouring from an engine and over the wing of the plane.
The glamorous life of an international sports journalist ... appears our @JetBlue engine blew on takeoff in Las Vegas ... video captured by my row-mate and new best friend @bigg13higg! Hey @Eurosport, I might be late for the @tourofturkeyTUR ... #worklife pic.twitter.com/h0bW9QjPUN— Aaron S. Lee (@aaronshanelee) October 7, 2018
“We just barely got off and all of a sudden I hear this bang, pop. The plane kinda went sideways and it just set back down and I saw smoke coming out the side," said Theresa Alexander, a passenger on the flight.
JetBlue said in a statement Monday that the smoke was coming from the right engine during takeoff. "The smoke was quickly suppressed and the aircraft taxied safely back to the gate. All customers safely deplaned and the aircraft was taken out of service for inspection,” the statement said.
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