Newark-bound JetBlue flight returns to LAX for emergency landing

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

LOS ANGELES – A JetBlue plane returned to the Los Angeles International Airport for an emergency on Thursday morning. 

FOX 11 learned the A321 aircraft bound for Newark, New Jersey was experiencing a mechanical issue and returned to LAX nearly two hours into the flight. 

Data from FlightAware showed the aircraft had a scheduled departure time of 7:50 a.m. PT and left LAX Gate 55B at 8:29 a.m. PT. It then returned to Los Angeles around 11 a.m.

The flight was due to land in New Jersey at 4:17 p.m. 

The diversion comes at the peak of the Memorial Day holiday travel period, which experts have predicted will be the busiest summer travel season ever.

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In addition, it’s the latest in a series of other flights that have been diverted to Los Angeles in recent months. 


No further information was immediately available. 

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.