JetBlue aircraft makes emergency landing at GAIA

A JetBlue aircraft made an emergency landing at the Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) this afternoon.

Barbados TODAY understands that the emergency occurred on JetBlue flight B625 from Fort Lauderdale just after 3 p.m.

However, by 3:25 p.m., all passengers had safely disembarked the aircraft following reports of a small fire onboard the plane.

Sources at GAIA told Barbados TODAY that the incident affected the scheduled arrival of several other international flights.

American Airlines, British Airways and Virgin Atlantic were among those which were placed in a holding pattern, circling the airport for several minutes while emergency crews dealt with the emergency landing.


27 Responses to JetBlue aircraft makes emergency landing at GAIA

  1. Sophia Lewis
    Sophia Lewis January 7, 2018 at 3:39 pm

    Thank God safe. Good work all. Keep 2018 away from any pain.

  2. Bradley J Fenty
    Bradley J Fenty January 7, 2018 at 3:47 pm

    Barbados Today please note that B625 is Boston to Barbados and not Ft Lauderdale

    • Tisha Peters
      Tisha Peters January 7, 2018 at 4:03 pm

      And Virgin was nowhere in the mix…..

    • Bradley J Fenty
      Bradley J Fenty January 7, 2018 at 6:51 pm

      Tisha Peters oh yea… BT needs to get flight radar for accuracy

    • Gillian Skeete
      Gillian Skeete January 7, 2018 at 8:51 pm

      Bradley J Fenty well where ever the incorrect info came from seems like it was relayed to BT so somebody needs to double check the informal

      • harry turnover January 9, 2018 at 9:02 am

        Gillian ,pay no attention to one Bradley Fenty.He talks like someone who has access to radar at the Airport and that the ONLY way one can track aircraft movements is via the radar IN THAT DEPARTMENT
        There is something called FLIGHT TRACKER where one can TRACK ANY Aircraft from take off to landing.
        Go google it and find out LOTS MORE…you will be amazed.
        Whats there about AVIATION that the media often gets wrong may I ask ??

    • Bradley J Fenty
      Bradley J Fenty January 7, 2018 at 8:52 pm

      Gillian Skeete it’s true…. to be honest whenever it comes to aviation the media never gets it right… something is always off….

  3. Cherylann Bourne-Hayes
    Cherylann Bourne-Hayes January 7, 2018 at 3:52 pm

    Glad to hear all are safe. So was the emergency after it took off. I do not understand the nature of the emergency landing.

    • Bradley J Fenty
      Bradley J Fenty January 7, 2018 at 8:04 pm

      There was smoke reported in the cabin which resulted in the crew declaring an emergency landing….

    • Cherylann Bourne-Hayes
      Cherylann Bourne-Hayes January 7, 2018 at 8:08 pm

      I am assuming after it had taken off then.

    • Bradley J Fenty
      Bradley J Fenty January 7, 2018 at 8:09 pm

      Cherylann Bourne-Hayes I’m assuming it would have been close to landing…. if it was after take off it wouldn’t have travelled over 2000 miles when it could have returned to the airport or diverted

    • Gillian Skeete
      Gillian Skeete January 7, 2018 at 8:49 pm

      Cherylann Bourne-Hayes flight was incoming and basically here so being an emergency they took priority over other planes going to land it seems

    • Cherylann Bourne-Hayes
      Cherylann Bourne-Hayes January 7, 2018 at 9:03 pm

      Okay Gillian Skeete makes more sense now

  4. Susan Maynard
    Susan Maynard January 7, 2018 at 3:57 pm

    Thank u God that u hand was in it

  5. Donna Weir
    Donna Weir January 7, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    Glad to hear everyone is safe in Jesus name

  6. luther thorne January 7, 2018 at 4:19 pm

    Thats good
    I am glad that this incident on board JET BLUE was safely dealt with and here is hoping that everyone is OK and not suffering any lingering post traumatic effects .

    Now to get drivers on the road to slow down
    Actually that is how an aircraft takes off – by – speed.
    Many of the accidents on the roads are caused by excessive speeds. Like JET BLUE plane , they drive as though they want to take off. One time only certain people had cars. Now any lil boy can get a car and he feels that he must joy- ride always want to be moving like wind. Where are the motorcycle traffic cops ?

    To all my JET BLUE people . All the best. We avoided anything serious in this matter. Glad the plane landed safely

  7. Andrea Bascombe
    Andrea Bascombe January 7, 2018 at 4:32 pm

    Thank God all is well

  8. Alex Alleyne January 7, 2018 at 7:24 pm

    Good that all end well. I switch from DELTA to JETBLUE and would love to stay there.

  9. Nicholas Mackie
    Nicholas Mackie January 7, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    Hope those fire engines at airport are working

  10. Ziggy Blessed
    Ziggy Blessed January 7, 2018 at 7:47 pm

    Glad I hear everything ended well

  11. Stevie Wonder January 7, 2018 at 10:08 pm

    God is good

  12. Mikaili Odle
    Mikaili Odle January 7, 2018 at 11:16 pm

    Glad every one survive

  13. Michelle Mitchell
    Michelle Mitchell January 8, 2018 at 5:50 am

    Thank God everyone is safe ……

  14. Kim Connell
    Kim Connell January 8, 2018 at 10:54 am

    Happy everything is ok

  15. jrsmith January 8, 2018 at 11:02 am

    Thanks to all the people , who were involve with safety applications preventing a disaster …………….

  16. Helicopter(8P) January 8, 2018 at 11:25 am

    Runway Left 09 and Runway Right 09 parallells ? I’ve got to look up the approach plates to see the upgrades over the years. Parallells could save a Missed Approach Procedure landing craft while a ground emergency exists on the active runway in use.


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