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Statement from JetBlue

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Statement from JetBlue:

Flight 191  JFK-LAS
135 customers
6 crew (5 working and one off-duty)
Scheduled departure:      6:55 a.m.
Actual departure:             7:28 a.m.

Flight 191 departed New York's JFK airport at 7:28 am ET (was scheduled to depart 6:55 am ET).

At roughly 10 am CT/11 am ET, the pilot in command elected to divert to Amarillo, TX for a medical situation involving the Captain. 

Another Captain, traveling off duty, entered the flight deck prior to landing at Amarillo, and took over the duties of the ill crewmember once on the ground.

The aircraft arrived Amarillo at 10:11 am CT, and the crewmember was removed from the aircraft and taken to a local medical facility. 

Customers remain on board at this time. JetBlue is working with local authorities and airport officials for the safe deplaning of the aircraft and will send a new aircraft to continue the flight to LAS.