Frightening flight for JetBlue passengers

June 20, 2012 2:14:10 PM PDT
ABC News confirmed with the FAA and Jet Blue that a flight leaving from Las Vegas to New York City, Sunday, had to be turned around due to a serious mechanical malfunction.

One-hundred-thirty-six passengers were on Jet Blue Flight 194 Sunday afternoon, headed to JFK airport, when the pilot declared an emergency after the plane suffered an apparent hydraulic failure.

The plane had to circle Las Vegas McCarran Airport for approximately three hours in order to burn off enough fuel so the flight could land safely.

Passengers say the plane lurched wildly, with several people getting sick, but the flight crew tried to maintain calm.

The FAA is still investigating the incident.


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