Emergency landing for JetBlue plane at Fla airport

July 7, 2011 - 4:44 PM

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A JetBlue plane traveling from Fort Lauderdale to New York has made an emergency landing at Palm Beach International Airport.

Aviation officials say the Airbus A320 plane left Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport late Thursday morning. A short time later, a pilot reported a speed indicator problem and safely landed at PBIA, about 50 miles north of where it took off.

Maintenance crews were inspecting the plane Thursday afternoon.

JetBlue says the 134 customers on Flight 18 were moved to another plane, which was scheduled to leave PBIA around 5:30 p.m. and arrive at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York several hours later.