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The JetBlue flight leaving Newark is diverted to JFK after the passengers and crew become ill due to "unusual smell"



A Port Authority specialist in a suit next to JetBlue Flight 1203 informs other forces after the flight was diverted from Newark to JFK when passengers reported dizziness and vomiting due to vapors on board. (PIX11 News)

QUEENS – A JetBlue flight from Newark Liberty International Airport to the Dominican Republic was diverted to JFK airport on Sunday morning shortly after takeoff, when an "unusual smell" made some passengers and crew sick, the airline confirmed ,

The 1203 JetBlue flight from Newark Airport to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic was diverted to JFK with caution after the crew reported a strange odor and a handful of customers and crew members were uncomfortable. The airline's corporate communications team shared PIX11 on Sunday With.

Flight 1203 left Newark at 6:00 am Sunday and should land at Santo Domingo at 10:00 am, according to JetBlue's flight tracking tool.

"The plane will be inspected before returning Flight 1203 will continue on another plane to Santo Domingo," the JetBlue spokesman said.

The Port Authority confirmed the Dominic A bonded flight was diverted to JFK and landed safely. The incident is still under investigation.

According to the Port Authority, PIX11's James Ford is told that passengers who have not been hospitalized will be taken to Gate 11 in Terminal 5 of JFK.

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