Florida JetBlue plane diverted when flaps become stuck

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BOSTON (AP) — A JetBlue Airways plane headed from Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Worcester, Massachusetts was diverted to Boston’s Logan Airport after officials say a mechanical failure caused the plane’s flaps to become stuck in an upright position.

The Telegram & Gazette reports several passengers aboard Flight 2020 became sick Sunday as the pilot circled for about 10 minutes trying to correct the problem before deciding to land at Logan.

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The plane landed faster than normal and required a longer runway.

A JetBlue spokesman says the aircraft needed maintenance on a flap and an inspection. The airline apologized, credited passengers $50 and bused them to Worcester or directly to their homes.

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