WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 5PM UPDATE: A plane has been diverted from Boston to Bermuda due to mechanical difficulties.

The JetBlue flight was heading to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic when it was forced to land in Bermuda after smoke was reported in the cockpit.

The Department of Communication and Information issued the following press statement at 5pm:

Airport Officials at LF Wade International received a call from Air Traffic Control at 1.21 p.m. today advising of the diversion of Jet Blue flight 895 following a report of smoke in the cockpit.

The flight was en-route from Boston to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic with 129 passengers on board.

Emergency services were notified at 1.23 p.m. that flight 895 had declared an emergency and the estimated time of arrival was 2.55 p.m.

However, immediately before the aircraft landed, the pilot confirmed that the problem was in fact a smoke indicator light in the cockpit which had activated, and not actual smoke.

The Aircraft landed at 1.44 p.m. and as per Airport emergency procedures, taxied to an isolation point on the airfield where Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service (BFRS) carried out a full inspection of the aircraft. Once the aircraft was deemed safe, the aircraft was cleared to taxi to the Terminal Apron where passengers later deplaned and made their way to the Airport passenger lounge.

Airport officials have advised that the aircraft is presently being assessed by aircraft mechanical engineers and a decision will be made as to whether the flight will be ready for a late afternoon departure.