A JetBlue plane was forced to make an emergency landing because of an engine problem today in California, where it then evacuated passengers.
Flight 1416 was bound for Austin, Texas, this morning when it "declared an emergency" and returned to Long Beach Airport, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.
"The airplane landed safely, and all customers and crew have evacuated via slides with no reported injuries at this time," JetBlue said in a statement, noting the runway at Long Beach was temporarily closed.
The airline said there was an "issue with the number two engine."
The flight was scheduled to arrive in Austin this afternoon.
Passengers were quick to turn to social media to vent about the delay and post airplane selfies. "Twilight" actor Jackson Rathbone, who says he was on the flight, live-tweeted the emergency landing.
We were told to brace as we careened sharply back towards land. Guided by our pilot, and I believe our guardian ange… http://t.co/U1pclbtHtU— Jackson Rathbone (@JacksonRathbone) September 18, 2014
I grabbed my son and jumped down the inflated ramp, my wife following. We left all our personal effects onboard. Who… http://t.co/1l7pk3Fa2A— Jackson Rathbone (@JacksonRathbone) September 18, 2014