Commercial plane Breeze Airways  makes emergency landing after ‘potential threat’ reported on board aircraft

by NEW YORK DIGITAL NEWS


A commercial plane in Florida was forced to make an emergency landing hundreds of miles away from its final destination after a possible threat was reported.

Officials say that Breeze Airways Flight 717 left Orlando International Airport on Tuesday afternoon and was scheduled to fly to Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport, but was diverted to Jacksonville, Florida, just over an hour into the flight, where it made an emergency landing.

A spokesperson for the FBI’s Jacksonville field office told Fox News Digital that a “potential threat” was reported on board the aircraft, prompting the emergency landing.

“Agents are currently questioning those involved, but there is no information so far to indicate that any legitimate threat existed,” the FBI spokesperson said.

The Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement that the airline’s “crew reported a disturbance” onboard the Airbus A220.


Breeze Airways Flight 717 was scheduled to fly to Rhode Island  T.F. Green International Airport out of Orlando, though the plane rerouted to Jacksonville, Fla., just over an hour into the flight.
Breeze Airways Flight 717 was scheduled to fly to Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport out of Orlando, though the plane rerouted just over an hour into the flight. MediaNews Group via Getty Images

Breeze Airways Flight 717 was scheduled to fly to Rhode Island  T.F. Green International Airport out of Orlando, though the plane rerouted to Jacksonville, Fla., just over an hour into the flight.
Breeze Airways Flight 717 ended up making an emergency landing to Jacksonville, Fla. after the “potential threat.” FlightAware

The Jacksonville Aviation Authority also said in a statement that an “incident on-board the aircraft” caused the plane to divert.

Fox News Digital reached out to Breeze Airways for comment.



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