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Jet Blue pilot has 'medical situation' mid-flight

Jet Blue plane diverts to Amarillo airport after medical situation involving captain. By The Associated Press

AMARILLO, Texas (AP) ' A Jet Blue flight bound for Las Vegas landed unexpectedly in Amarillo after a "medical situation" arose involving the captain.

The airline says in a statement that the pilot in command of Flight 191 from New York then elected to land in the Panhandle of Texas about 10 a.m. Tuesday.

The airline says an off-duty captain who happened to be aboard the plane went to the flight deck and took over the duties of the ill captain "once on the ground."

Jet Blue says the ill captain was taken to a medical facility.

The airline says the passengers are awaiting another plane to take them on to their destination.

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