JetBlue flight forced to make emergency landing in due to smoke in the cockpit

Passengers were evacuated by emergency chutes when the plane en route to Florida landed in Charleston, South Carolina.
1:40 | 06/24/17

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Transcript for JetBlue flight forced to make emergency landing in due to smoke in the cockpit
of the busy travel season. Smoke started to fill a jetblue flight forcing an emergency landing in Charleston, south Carolina. Our Eva pilgrim joins us with more on exactly what happened. Good morning to you, Eva. Reporter: Good morning. A three-hour flight interrupted, a plane forced out of the sky. Everyone on board rushing to safety. Scary moments mid-flight. A jetblue plane forced to make an emergency landing, smoke spotted inside the plane. Just heads up, we will stop on the runway and plan an evacuation. Reporter: Passengers evacuating. First responders on the scene. Went over the bracing position. Came down pretty fast. Reporter: It took off from white plains, New York to ft. Lauderdale. Halfway through the flight, passengers and crew noticed a problem. People started smelling smoke and there was obviously a little bit of haze in the air. Reporter: The plane forced to land in Charleston, south Carolina. Hundreds of miles away from its intended final destination. We did have a smoke event in the cockpit or in the cabin. And it has gone out but there's still smoke back there. Reporter: Passengers telling ABC news the crew warning them to brace for impact. All 98 passengers and four crew members on board evacuating down the slide, emergency crews meeting them on the runway. No one was hurt. A few people, I'm sure, were praying and thinking that was it, but never felt like it was out of control. Reporter: Jetblue sent a new plane to pick up those passengers and take them to Florida last night. The FAA is investigating the cause of that smoke.

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