Jet Blue flight diverts to Philly after smoke scare


The new JetBlue terminal is seen at John F. Kennedy International Airport on its first official day of operation October 22, 2008 the Queens borough of New York City.


Mario Tama

A JetBlue flight bound for Baltimore from Boston was forced to divert to Philadelphia on Sunday evening when the odor of smoke was detected inside the cabin, leading the flight crew to take cautious measures. 

JetBlue Flight 827 was carrying 95 passengers and crew when it made its emergency stop in Philadelphia just before 6:00 PM, writes the Associated Press, noting that the decision was made out of "an abundance of caution."

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Nobody was injured in the incident, and the passengers were soon diverted to a later flight, writes the Boston Globe.

Mechanics are currently evaluating the plane to detect the source of the smoke smell. 

Photographer and journalist Laura-Chase McGehee described the flight diversion to the Baltimore Sun on Sunday, noting that passengers used inflatable slides to leave the plane in an orderly fashion. 

"It was scary," she said to the paper. "You don't really know how that's going to end, especially when you're going to descend at that rate."