JetBlue flight making emergency landing in L.A. Watch live video

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  1. JGrubbs

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    Is Jet Blue the name of an airline company?

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  3. Daisy

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    They are a very good airline - they make flying almost bearable. Each seat has its own little tv screen - with free! headphones - which the passenger can control. One of the channels is a GPS sort of thing so you can see where the plane is from moment to moment. The have direct flights from NY to Seattle, so although it still takes hours, it takes fewer hours than most comparably priced flights.
     
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    They landed safely, it looks like the front tires were totally shredded, but the gear stayed down and the jet came to a stop on the runway.
     
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    Wow, I just saw it on tv - that was some good piloting!
     
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    Yep. God sure did a great job! (answer to prayers of many, no doubt, including us) PTL!
     
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    I hope that pilot gets a good press agent. Oprah's, Katie's, Diane's, Leno's, and Letterman's people will be calling.

    For his sake, let's hope he does lunch.


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    Why fly in circles for 3 hours? They could have flown to New York and landed there where the people wanted to go.
     
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    Nope. They wanted to land in the light. If they had done that, they would have been landing in the dark. Plus, staying in the area allowed them to monitor the plane for any unforseen possibilities.
     
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    They were burning off the excess fuel before landing. It was actually a very well understood landing procedurally.

    This is the third incident of the Airbus’s nose gear doing this. Better get on it. Or buy Boeing.
     
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    They spent much of the 3 hrs. shifting weight to the rear of the aircraft to help keep the nose up longer on landing. Pilot appologized for missing the runway centerline by 6 inches.
     
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    Thanks for the replies.

    Was amazed to read that this was the 6th such incident and that it is expected to occur - they train for it. I'll take Boeing any day.
     
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    Regarding the GPS thing, I saw and participated in a poll on another website asking if you were on a plane in a similar situation, would you want to be monitoring your plane while it was in trouble? I chose the "NO WAY!!" response, but was surprised after viewing the results that the overwhelming majority of particpants answered "yes". Whatever happened to closing your eyes and praying and having your knuckles turn white???? :confused:
     
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    Investigators probing the emergency landing in Los Angeles of a JetBlue Airways Airbus A320 with severely misaligned front landing gear disclosed on Thursday previous nose wheel problems on other planes made by the European manufacturer.

    Howard Plagens, the lead investigator for the National Transportation Safety Board in the JetBlue Flight 292 case, told reporters in Los Angeles the agency was aware of between three and six other incidents involving the A320s.

    Mary Anne Greczyn, an Airbus spokeswoman, said she did not know details about previous incidents but confirmed there had been others. The A320 is a popular jetliner with U.S. and international carriers.

    But aviation sources said one involved a JetBlue A320 that -- like New York bound Flight 292 on Wednesday -- landed with its nose-wheel at a 90-degree angle. That incident occurred in New York in 2002. Another involved a United Airlines Airbus A319 in Chicago. Those problems apparently centered on maintenance on the hydraulic steering system.

    Plagens said crews replaced a sensor on the Flight 292 aircraft's front nose gear during its last maintenance check on Sept. 20 but investigators do not know yet if that will prove crucial to the probe. The investigation is expected to take at least six months.

    JetBlue &lt;JBLU.O&gt;, which outsources maintenance, referred questions about the Los Angeles investigation to the safety board.

    When the plane touched down its misaligned nose-gear kicked up a hail of sparks and debris as it scraped the runway. All 146 passengers and crew were safe. (Additional reporting by Dan Whitcomb in Los Angeles)

    http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N22593491.htm
    http://www.zap16.com/civ%20fact/civ%20airbus%20a320.htm
     

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