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.

The scene at the airport in Bermuda this morning.
The scene at the airport in Bermuda this morning.

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.”


3 Responses to JetBlue flight to Barbados diverted

  1. Sonia Romain
    Sonia Romain July 9, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    Awwww cuddear this probably is his first time flying. But I am glad everything end smoothly..

  2. k July 10, 2015 at 9:04 am

    Tank Gawd that he madness lef in Bermuda heven know JINKINS full. One less mad person fa we to deal wid.

  3. nanci July 10, 2015 at 11:51 am

    I hope they charge him for all the inconvenience he cause the passengers, that means all their bags will arrive in barbados before they do, and maybe some will be lost, besides all the extra flight time, its going to be real jet lag.


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