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Plane makes emergency landing in Bermuda

LF Wade Airport (Photo by David Skinner)

A JetBlue flight was diverted to the Island yesterday afternoon after a passenger encountered problems with her oxygen tank.

According to an incident report on the Department of Marine and Port Services website, RCC Bermuda was contacted by Bermuda Air Traffic Control at around 4.45pm about the emergency diversion of an aircraft with 94 people on board.

“A 51-year-old female passenger was experiencing oxygen tank problems and required assistance while the aircraft crew reported mechanical problems with the cockpit floor suffering distortion suspected to be caused by heat,” the report stated.

The aircraft, which had been en route from Boston to Puerto Rico, was already eight minutes from landing at LF Wade International Airport at the time of the report.

The plane was successfully landed without incident by Bermuda Air Traffic Control Tower just before 5pm.