Flying JetBlue Keeps Getting Better And Better
Sunday’s JetBlue flight from Las Vegas to New York sound delightful, one passenger even described it as “four hours of hell.”
The plane’s hydraulic system failed, causing it to careen from side to side and go into dizzying turns, and the passengers’ descriptions of the flight may cause you never to board a plane again: “People were getting sick. Some people were throwing up. There were a lot of people getting nauseous,” one passenger tells the New York Post.
The passengers knew something was wrong immediately after takeoff, when “you could hear a screeching—an obvious mechanical screeching,” the passenger adds. The pilots declared an emergency and informed Las Vegas controllers.
To make matters even better: The Airbus A320 can’t dump excess fuel. In order to safely land, it had to burn off the bulk of its stash—by circling the area. None of the 155 passengers screamed, but “there were definitely people reacting out loud,” says another passenger. “The plane kind of felt out of control.”