Friday, September 23, 2005

JetBlue Flight 292

When the JetBlue Flight 292 Airbus landing gear locked into a 90-degree angle calling for an emergency landing, it wasn't the first time, according to the Los Angeles Times, There have been 7 other incidents in the last ten years. A Canadian study issued last year documented 67 incidents of the landing gear. The Times didn't mention the problem with the fuel in emergencies.

One little fact was revealed on local television on several channels by a number of experts: You can't dump fuel from an Airbus. That's why the pilot flew around for 2 1/2 to 3 hours - to burn up fuel. They were lucky they had three hours to spare to reduce the weight of that fuel.

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