Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman has been retained by dozens of passengers of the JetBlue Flight 1416 in-flight emergency, which occurred on September 8, 2014.
At approximately 9:17 a.m., the Airbus A320 plane with 142 passengers and five crewmembers departed from Long Beach Airport bound for Austin, Texas. Shortly after takeoff, passengers were startled by a loud bang coming from the right side of the plane.
The pilots in the cockpit noticed a warning that the plane's number two engine was overheating. Extinguishing agents were deployed as smoke began to fill the passenger cabin.
Many on the plane began to panic, some struggling to breathe. For some reason, oxygen masks were not immediately deployed. Flight attendants handed them out, one by one, as the pilots turned the plane back toward Long Beach. Passengers were told repeatedly to 'brace' as they approached the airport. After the plane landed, everyone breathed a huge sigh of relief as they evacuated the aircraft on emergency slides.
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