JetBlue E-190 makes emergency landing after slide deploys

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A JetBlue Airways Embraer 190 diverted to Orlando International airport today in an emergency landing after the aircraft's slide deployed into the front galley.

The Boston-bound flight had departed from Fort Myers with 73 passengers and four crew members on board. JetBlue says the crew declared an emergency "out of an abundance of caution" after the aircraft's evacuation slide "partially deployed" into the E-190's front galley.

The aircraft landed safely at Orlando at 15:45 and passengers deplaned from the aircraft's rear door at the gate, says the carrier. No one was injured in the incident.

JetBlue says it has taken the aircraft out of service for further inspection. In a brief statement on its Twitter page, the US National Transportation Safety Board says it is gathering information on the incident.