Flight Diverted After Slide Activates on Board

No injuries were reported among the 74 passengers and four crewmembers.

(courtesy JetBlue/Facebook)

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Officials say an evacuation slide activated during a flight from Fort Myers, Fla., to Boston, forcing the plane to divert to Orlando International Airport.

Airport spokesman Rod Johnson says JetBlue flight 1266 landed at 3:41 p.m. Wednesday. No injuries were reported among the 74 passengers and four crewmembers.

JetBlue spokesman Anders Lindstrom explained that the slide partially deployed toward the aircraft's galley. At no point did a door open, and nothing was hanging off the side of the plane.

Lindstrom says the plane has been taken out of service for inspection. He says it's too early to tell what went wrong.

A replacement aircraft was set to leave for Boston later.


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