Flight diverts to Buffalo after crew gets sick

Jet Blue Flight 19 was en route to San Diego

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WKBW) - A Jet Blue flight heading to San Diego from Boston had to be diverted in Buffalo Thursday night.

Two crew members of Jet Blue flight 19 were taken to ECMC for dizziness, according to NFTA spokesperson Helen Tederous.

The Transit Authority and EMS are investigating.  

According to an Air Traffic Control monitoring website, the cockpit of the plane reported, "we've got an odor reported by the cabin crew in the [inaudible] galley."

In a statement, a spokesperson for Jet Blue wrote, "JetBlue flight #19 from Boston to San Diego diverted to Buffalo when crew members required medical attention. The flight landed safely in Buffalo and was met by medical personnel. Customers will continue on to San Diego this evening."

All 126 passengers vacated the plane. 

Passengers departed Buffalo around 10:00 p.m. on a backup plane.

 

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