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Nearly 100 passengers deplaned via emergency chutes after a Florida-bound JetBlue flight out of Westchester County Airport had to land suddenly in South Carolina following a report of smoke in the cockpit, officials said.
No one was hurt when JetBlue flight 913 was evacuated upon landing at Charleston International Airport around 10:30 a.m. Friday, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.
Officials at the Charleston airport say about 97 passengers were aboard the plane, which had been headed to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
Passengers were bused from the tarmac to the terminal and were to be accommodated on other flights. The FAA says its investigation is ongoing.
JetBlue didn’t immediately release a statement on the emergency landing.