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JetBlue flight from LaGuardia to PBIA diverted to North Carolina

Posted at 12:42 PM, Aug 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-21 19:01:26-04

A JetBlue flight that departed from New York's LaGuardia Airport bound for Palm Beach International Airport was diverted Monday to North Carolina. 

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JetBlue corporation communication said in a news release that Flight 461 had to be diverted to Raleigh-Durham out of an abundance of caution after the crew reported a possible mechanical issue.

The plane landed safely in North Carolina.

Wake County EMS spokesman Jeffrey Hammerstein told the Associated Press that six people were evaluated at the scene by medics, and two others were taken to a hospital. He said there were no life-threatening injuries, but some passengers complained of headaches or a burning sensation in their eyes.

JetBlue said customers will continue on to PBIA on a different aircraft Monday.