JetBlue Flight Makes Emergency Landing After Slide Inflates in Plane: Officials

No injuries were reported.

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    A JetBlue flight landed safely in Orlando, Fla. on Wednesday after an emergency evacuation slide inflated within the plane's cabin, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. (Published Wednesday, Nov 20, 2013)

    A JetBlue flight landed safely in Orlando, Fla. on Wednesday after an emergency evacuation slide inflated within the plane's cabin, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

    JetBlue 1266, an Embraer E-190 aircraft, headed to Boston Logan International Airport landed at Orlando International Airport at 3:40 p.m., FAA Spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said in an e-mail statement.

    The slide "partially deployed" in the front gallery, according to a statement from JetBlue.

    The flight took off from Southwest Florida International Airport in Lee County, Fla. No injuries were reported.

    There were 78 passengers on board, reported NBC affiliate WESH.

    Bergen said the FAA is investigating the incident. The plane was taken out of service for inspection and passengers were expected to depart OIA at 5 p.m. on another plane to Boston, JetBlue said.

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