Jet Blue flight#704 was either preparing for, or possibly even ready for take-off when an engine fire stopped the flight’s progress. All 186 passengers aboard the flight were evacuated, with three of those passengers injured. The aircraft was an Airbus A-321, and the time of incident occurrence was 7:00PM Puerto Rico time.
Injuries to the three passengers were said to be minor, Puerto Rico airport authority official Rolando Padua said in a statement. Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the engine fire, Padua said.
Fight 704 was scheduled to arrive at JFK at 10:37PM, according to JetBlue officials. JetBlue further said they were working on putting the passengers on alternate flights at the time.
Savvy Stews has obtained this photo of the affected engine, with due credit to PRPlaneSpotters.
Investigation is pending as to the cause of the fire.