Jetblue plane makes emergency landing in Grenada

Loud explosions were heard before a JetBlue plane made an emergency landing in Grenada on Wednesday.

A JetBlue aircraft with 75 passengers on board made an emergency landing at the Maurice Bishop International Airport (MBIA) soon after take-off for New York on Wednesday afternoon. However, airport officials remain tight-lipped over reports of a loud explosion.

“I am in a debriefing session now and will speak to the media after,” MBIA general manager Wendy Francette-Williams told reporters.

JetBlue personnel in Grenada were also unavailable for comment about the flight (950) that was bound for the JFK International Airport.

All of the crew and passengers were reported to be safe.

There is also no word on the reports that people within the vicinity of the airport heard the loud explosion.

The entire airport emergency protocol had been activated but officials said the airport has since re-opened.