jetBlue Airways

JetBlue Engine Fire in Puerto Rico, 3 Injured

JetBlue Engine Fire in Puerto Rico, 3 Injured

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.

PR Flight JetBlue Emergency engine

Investigation is pending as to the cause of the fire.

jetBlue Airways

Amber is a Reporter for Savvy Stews / Savvy Omnimedia, specializing in commercial aviation news, and other items of travel interest. Amber DeLora focuses on specialty pieces related to communications, commercial airline / aviation news, public safety, and equality advocacy. While building her writing career, Amber served the needs of the traveling public at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport (ORD) from 1994 to 2008 which included airport and concourse safety and security. In addition to all of this, Amber has spent many years working with the traveling public at major Chicago tourist venues such as Marshall Field's on State St. prior to that store being bought by Macy's. The world famous John Hancock Center is also on Amber's resume. Amber once served as a U.S. Correspondent and Radio Propagation Editor for PCJ Radio International with a specialty in technical communications journalism.

More in jetBlue Airways

JetBlue Snags 12th Consecutive J.D. Power Award

Savvy Stews Staff May 11, 2016

Virgin America gets Takeover Bid from JetBlue & Alaska Airlines

Bobby Laurie Mar 28, 2016

Is Southwest Preparing for a Fight with JetBlue?

Allen Hunter Feb 23, 2016

‘Unauthorized Person’ tried to Board JetBlue 24

Savvy Stews Staff Nov 19, 2015

JetBlue Announces Antiqua

Allen Hunter Jun 30, 2015

JetBlue un-bundles fares, 1st checked bag no longer free

Bobby Laurie Jun 30, 2015

JetBlue Steps Up With Mint Service to Boston

Allen Hunter Jun 23, 2015

jetBlue Flight Attendant Arrested for Carrying Brass Knuckles

Savvy Stews Staff Jun 22, 2015

JetBlue is heading South again next Winter!

Allen Hunter May 14, 2015