2 taken to hospital after Jet Blue flight makes emergency landing at RDU

FILE - In this April 23, 2013, file photo, a JetBlue plane takes off in view of the air traffic control tower at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, in Seattle. JetBlue, which has proudly proclaimed itself a holdout on fees for years, on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, said it will now charge up to $25 for checked luggage, although many passengers will pay less by planning ahead. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — JetBlue says one of its commercial jets made an emergency landing at a North Carolina airport due to mechanical issues.

The company released a statement saying a mechanical issue forced the flight from New York to Palm Beach, Florida, to land at Raleigh-Durham International Airport on Monday morning. The statement didn’t elaborate.

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Tracking service Flightaware identified the jet as an Airbus A320, which JetBlue notes on its website has about 160 seats. Flightaware says the plane landed at 9:15 a.m.

Wake County EMS spokesman Jeffrey Hammerstein said six people were evaluated at the scene by medics, and two others were taken to a hospital.

He said there were no life-threatening injuries, but some passengers complained of headaches or a burning sensation in their eyes.

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