A JetBlue plane headed from New York to West Palm Beach, Fla., made a safe emergency landing at Raleigh-Durham International Airport on Monday morning.
The pilot reported a mechanical issue before the plane was diverted to RDU, said airport spokesperson Andrew Sawyer.
Tracking service Flightaware identified the jet as an Airbus A320, which JetBlue notes on its website has about 160 seats, the Associated Press reported. Flightaware says the plane landed at 9:15 a.m.
Wake County EMS spokesman Jeffrey Hammerstein told the Associated Press six people were evaluated at the scene by medics, and two others were taken to a hospital. He said there were no life-threatening injuries, but some passengers complained of headaches or a burning sensation in their eyes.
JetBlue is making arrangements to accommodate its passengers, Sawyer said.
RDU is still gathering details on the incident.
The AP reported other JetBlue flights were disrupted earlier this month. Two crew members blamed fumes from nail polish remover after becoming ill on an Aug. 16 JetBlue flight from Boston to Charleston, S.C. And an Aug. 10 JetBlue flight from Boston to San Diego had to be diverted to Buffalo, N.Y., after passengers smelled fumes. That flight caused three crew members to become ill.