Passengers describe emergency landing as "four hours of hell"
Passengers on a failed JetBlue flight from Las Vegas to New York last Sunday are now describing their ordeal as "four hours of hell." Video by ktnv.comvideo
A JetBlue flight was forced to turn around and come back to Vegas on Sunday after a problem with the plane. Video by ktnv.comvideo
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Passengers on a failed JetBlue flight from Las Vegas to New York last Sunday are now describing their ordeal as "four hours of hell."
A mechanical failure caused the plane to return to McCarran International Airport.
The Federal Aviation Administration is questioning the 155 people who were on JetBlue Flight 194 at the time of the incident.
Witnesses are telling ABC News that they heard a loud screech after takeoff and the jet started careening side to side.
The pilots reported a double hydraulic failure but said that they could not land right away because the A-320 jet is incapable of dumping excess fuel.
The plane had to circle the airport for hours while some passengers were throwing up because of the wild ride.
The flight returned to McCarran once they had burned enough fuel to land safely.
Once it landed, the plane had to be towed back to the gate. Passengers were put on another plane and taken to New York.
Witnesses on the plane say that passengers were very upset but everyone stayed relatively calm.