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.
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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 to the airport.
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Mechanics were checking the engines for possible damage, and the plane was grounded Sunday afternoon, Wallace said. Passengers were being rerouted on other flights.