TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – According to NBC 4 New York, a JetBlue flight from Newark Airport on Saturday morning on its way to Tampa was evacuated after the plane fees got a picture of a suicide vest or someone carrying a suicide vest.
The photo was airdropped to two flight charges which then told the captain, NBC 4 New York said in an article. Airdrop is a way to instantly share photos, videos, documents, and more with other nearby Apple devices.
JetBlue Flight 573 was supposed to take off at 7:20 pm, but returned to the port and all 150 passengers were asked to deplane when the picture was received.
Nikki Morris, one of the passengers on board, made a Facebook Live video that captures the experience. When she was out of the plane, she said she noticed that all parts of the luggage were off the plane and on the ground.
8 On your side also reached the aunt of a 16-year-old passenger by air 573. Sharon Rosa said her niece told her that they boarded the plane at 5:45, but were asked to deplane only 20 minutes later. Rosa told 8 on your side her niece and the other passengers got no information except that the plane had technical issues.
The plane ended up at 11:27, just over 5 hours late, and arrived at Tampa International Airport around noon. 2:01 p.m..
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