Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. – A Jet Blue plane that was heading towards the Dominican Republic from the Newark airport in New Jersey on Sunday morning, with dozens of Dominican passengers and American tourists, had to be diverted to the John F. Kennedy terminal in this city. , due to an “unusual smell”.
The situation created panic among the passengers, many of whom had to be served by the Emergency Medical Services (EMS), sources at the airline and the airport said.
A few minutes after flight 1203, a large number of passengers took off and began to vomit and get dizzy, according to the source.
Jet Blue confirmed that the plane was diverted as a precaution and that it will be inspected before returning to service.
The passengers were sent on another different plane, the company said in a statement.
It was not indicated how many people got sick, nor the cause of the “smell”.