A plane headed from Boston to Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport was forced to make an emergency landing in Philadelphia Sunday evening after smoke was detected in the cabin.
Laura-Chase McGehee, a freelance photographer and former Annapolis Capital newspaper journalist, said the plane landed in Philadelphia at about 6 p.m. and that no one appeared to be injured. BWI’s website confirmed that the flight was diverted to Philadelphia International Airport and officials referred comment to JetBlue Airways.
McGehee said that passengers on flight 827 smelled smoke in the cabin, though none was obviously visible. A flight attendant, whom McGehee described as shaken but competent, prepared the plane for an emergency landing and most everyone on the nearly-full flight kept calm, she said.