BOSTON — An engine-related issue forced an Iberia Airways flight from Kennedy Airport en route to Madrid to make an emergency landing Tuesday night at Logan International Airport.
The Boston Globe reports that an Iberia spokeswoman said the plane landed without incident and there were no injuries to any of the 265 passengers.
The flight originated Tuesday around 9:15 p.m. at Kennedy. The spokeswoman said about 90 minutes into the flight, crew members noticed an engine-related issue. The plane landed safely in Boston.
Melissa Miller, of New York, says she was on the flight and that passengers “knew something was up” when a smoke- and gas-like odor filled the cabin.
Miller said passengers were bused back to New York to rebook flights.
Passenger Jeralyn Mason, 36, of Bushwick, Brooklyn, said she was half asleep when the plane experienced engine trouble.
“When they said we needed to make an emergency landing, I knew it wasn’t good,” Mason said in an interview.
Mason and her boyfriend, who were heading to Portugal for a week-long vacation, had to pay for a hotel in Boston. The couple lost money on a hotel reservation they had in Lisbon.
Iberia, she said, was able to rebook her and her boyfriend on a 6:40 p.m. flight from Boston to Portugal Wednesday night.