JetBlue flight to Barbados diverted
Passengers onboard JetBlue’s Flight 1261 to Barbados this morning got a scare when one of the passengers reportedly started behaving erratically.
This forced the pilot to divert the aircraft to Bermuda.
The passenger, said to be in his 20s, was eventually restrained and carried off on a gurney.
Flight 1261, which departed New York’s JFK at 9:05 a.m., was originally scheduled to arrive in Bridgetown at 1:46p.m.
It is now estimated to arrive at 3: 54 p.m, according to the airline’s website.
General Manager Terry Layne was not available for comment. His office directed Barbados TODAY to the airline’s corporate communications hotline in New York.
In a brief statement to Barbados TODAY, Corporate Communications spokeswoman Sharon A. Jones said:
“Flight 1261 from JFK to Grantley Adams International Airport in Barbados diverted to L.F. Wade International Airport in Bermuda after a report of an unruly customer in the cabin. The aircraft landed at 12:54 p.m. (local) and was met by local authorities where the customer was removed. The aircraft will continue on to Barbados.”