Incidents and Safety Events
Since 2000 for JetBlue Airlines
The following is a list of incidents and other noteworthy safety events since 2000 involving JetBlue. JetBlue Airlines has not had any events resulting in deaths or serious injury to passengers since it began service in 2000. The events listed below are there because of the special circumstances around each incident.
21 September 2005; JetBlue Airways A320-200; Los Angeles, CA:
Shortly after takeoff on a domestic scheduled flight from Burbank, CA to New York, the crew became aware of a problem with the front landing gear. The wheels on the landing gear were locked in an incorrect position, leading the crew to divert to Los Angeles for an emergency landing. The landing, broadcast live by CNN and many other television networks, was visually spectacular but did not result in any serious damage to the aircraft. There were no injuries among the 140 passengers and six crew members.
This event was not considered an accident by either the FAA or NTSB and is in fact an airliner landing on a malfunctioning landing gear occurs several times a year around the world.
This event was considered to be a significant event by AirSafe.com because of the extraordinary media attention paid to the event both during the emergency and in the days following.
One reason for the interest was the fact that many of the passengers were able to view live images of their aircraft until shortly before landing.
Fatal Airbus A320 Events
9 August 2010; JetBlue Airways; Embraer ERJ-190; flight 1052; New York, NY:
Shortly after landing after a scheduled domestic flight from Pittsburgh, PA to New York, NY (JFK), flight attendant Steven Slater allegedly had a confrontation with a passenger after which he opened an emergency exit slide and evacuated the aircraft while the aircraft was parked in the gate area. There was no emergency in the aircraft that required an emergency evacuation. The flight attendant is no longer working for the airliner. While this event was not directly related to safety, it generated substantial media attention around the stresses faced by airline employees.
Embraer Plane Crashes
More details on the Steven Slater incident
http://airsafe.com/events/airlines/jetblue.htm -- Revised: 2 February 2008