JetBlue Flight Loses Engine Cover Part After Leaving Palm Beach, But Safely Returns

Sunday, March 18th 2007, 8:32 pm
By: News On 6

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- A plane returned safely to Palm Beach International Airport shortly after takeoff Sunday after losing a piece of its engine cover, officials said.

After JetBlue Flight 830 took off about 6 a.m., the pilot radioed the airport that he had felt the plane vibrate and that he was returning, airport spokeswoman Lisa De La Rionda said.

The Airbus A320 was headed for New York's Kennedy International Airport and was carrying 150 passengers and six crew members, airline spokeswoman Jenny Dervin said. The flight lasted about 18 minutes.