(LONG BEACH, Calif.) — A JetBlue plane was forced to make an emergency landing Thursday in California because of an engine problem, the airline said.
Flight 1416 was bound for Austin, Texas, Thursday morning when it “declared an emergency” and returned to Long Beach Airport, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.
“The airplane landed safely, and all customers and crew have evacuated via slides with no reported injuries at this time,” JetBlue said in a statement, noting the runway at Long Beach was temporarily closed.
The airline said there was an “issue with the number two engine.”
The flight was scheduled to arrive in Austin Thursday afternoon.
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