Florida-to-Connecticut flight diverted to NYC over mechanical warning light, lands safely

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NEW YORK, N.Y. – JetBlue says a Florida-to-Connecticut flight has been diverted to New York City after a mechanical warning light went on. The plane landed safely, and no one was injured.

Flight 1142 was headed Sunday from West Palm Beach, Florida, to Hartford, Connecticut, with 84 people aboard when the indicator appeared at around 1:15 p.m. An airline spokesman didn’t have immediate information on exactly what the warning light signalled.

JetBlue Airways Corp. says the pilot decided to land at Kennedy Airport “in an abundance of caution.”

Te Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says the plane taxied to a gate without any problems.

Maintenance workers are checking out the plane. Passengers are to be taken to Hartford on another aircraft.

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