JetBlue Flight 1214 landed safely after a passenger became “shrieking”

Snake underfoot leads to ‘shrieking’ as plane taxis at Newark airport

A JetBlue flight from Charlotte had a sudden problem while landing at Newark Liberty International Airport on Tuesday morning, and a passenger became “shrieking” during the landing process as the plane was taxiing under the runway.

JetBlue Flight 1214 had been diverted to Newark in the wake of the turbulence. According to a spokesman, a passenger complained of a “serious odor” emanating from the airplane and was taken out of the aircraft to assess the situation.

“The flight crew determined that the flight deck was in a landing attitude and the aircraft was taxiing under the runway. The flight crew evaluated the situation and quickly determined that the passenger was the only person on board in need of medical attention and the airplane was not going to be able to depart the runway fast enough to get the passenger off the aircraft,” JetBlue spokesman Stephen Gage said in a statement.

A plane taxiing under the runway at Newark International Airport is surrounded by emergency responders on Tuesday morning.

Shortly after that announcement, Gage said a passenger on board also became “shrieking,” prompting the decision to call for medical assistance from personnel on the ground.

A JetBlue spokesman says the plane has now landed safely.

“Our flight deck personnel are responding to the incident, and we are evaluating this situation. In the meantime, the only concern here is the safety of our passengers,” Gage said.

A JetBlue spokesman says the plane has now landed safely.

“Our flight deck personnel are responding to the incident, and we are evaluating this situation. In the meantime, the only concern here is the safety of our passengers,” Gage said.

No injuries have been reported, but authorities do want to make sure the plane has been inspected thoroughly.

“We’ve had a couple of major incidents at Newark that were taken care of on the ground. The only thing here is they need to make sure there are no hazardous materials on board,” said Gage.

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