Mar 27, 2012 2:43 PM by Kirsten Bennett
AMARILLO, Texas (AP) - A JetBlue flight bound for Las Vegas landed unexpectedly in Amarillo after a "medical situation" arose involving the captain.
JetBlue Airways says in a statement that the pilot in command of Flight 191 from New York then elected to land in the Panhandle of Texas about 10 a.m. Tuesday.
The airline says an off-duty captain who happened to be aboard the plane went to the flight deck and took over the duties of the ill captain "once on the ground."
JetBlue says the ill captain was taken to a medical facility.
The airline says the passengers are awaiting another plane to take them on to their destination.