Jet Blue plane with landing gear problems

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Right now there is a Jet Blue plane bound for NY circling LAX with its front landing gear stuck down, FACING SIDEWAYS.

Very scary, I'm watching it unfold on FoxNews.
 

Jon

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Yeah.... but I'm a little dissapointed.... I wanted to see it crash and have a wing come off and burst into flames, so the guys in the tin-foil could save everyone...

:lol: j/k :lol:

jon
 

TTLWHKR

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Originally posted by MedicStudentJon@Sep 21 2005, 09:07 PM
Yeah.... but I'm a little dissapointed.... I wanted to see it crash and have a wing come off and burst into flames, so the guys in the tin-foil could save everyone...

:lol: j/k :lol:

jon
Someone get the Haldol! We got a 302 here!

:p

This is why I will NEVER fly.
 

MedicPrincess

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I was kinda expecting it to land, the wheel snap off, go hurling through the air and take out some of the airport people that were lining the runway.
 

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If the pilots landed more level, I have a feeling the wheel leg would have snapped and the nose would have dived into the runway. I'm still so impressed with them, they kept it on the back wheels for a very long time.
 

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I saw this morning on the news that the passengers had satellite tv and we're watching themselves on the news broadcast. :unsure:
 

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Originally posted by Wingnut@Sep 22 2005, 06:30 AM
I saw this morning on the news that the passengers had satellite tv and we're watching themselves on the news broadcast. :unsure:
I saw that too. One of JetBlue's big selling points is that for a low cost domestic carrier, each seat has a seatback video screen.

I'm kinda surprised that the flight crew didn't "suspend" their video feed, but I suppose they had more important things to worry about.

Its amazing that they managed to bring this plane in as smoothly as they did, and both the pilot and co-pilot deserve a big round of applause (and several stiff drinks).
 

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I'm kinda surprised that the flight crew didn't "suspend" their video feed
Apparently they did a couple of minutes before landing according to the local news here.

Varma, 23, and other passengers said the plane's monitors carried live DirectTV broadcasts on the plane's problems until just a few minutes before landing at Los Angeles International Airport.
The pilot apparently joked the he

was sorry he put the plane down 6 inches off the center line

Lucky guy, he did a good job
 

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Originally posted by DFDEMS@Sep 22 2005, 05:43 PM
Varma, 23, and other passengers said the plane's monitors carried live DirectTV broadcasts on the plane's problems until just a few minutes before landing at Los Angeles International Airport.
Wouldn't that be like watching your life flash before your eyes?

Can you imagine watching yourself crash? :blink:
 
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