WOODBURY - Two Long Islanders were aboard a JetBlue aircraft that was forced to make an emergency landing last Sunday in Las Vegas after two hydraulic systems went down.
The pilot circled the Las Vegas airport for four hours in order to burn off enough fuel to safely land the aircraft. It was a frightening experience for passengers and many became sick from the turbulence.
Aviation experts say that even though the passengers on the plane may have been uncomfortable, the passengers were never in any real danger because there were multiple backup hydraulic systems.
The NTSB is investigating what caused the mechanic problem.
JetBlue refunded all the passengers who were on that plane and gave them vouchers for a free round trip flight.