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Esmerelda
09-21-2005, 09:32 PM
I hope you caught the beautiful emergency landing that this flight out of Burbank just endured into LAX. The landing gear on the nose had somehow turned sideways. They spent 3-4 hrs in the air in distress trying to unload fuel so they could reland. I was holding my breath but these pilots at JB were awesome. I must say, I've never flown JB but would not hesitate to do so (I think I've flown almost everyone but JB..lol)

KUDOS to Jetblue...god bless their pilots and crewmembers,
E...:)

pumpkinboy
09-21-2005, 09:36 PM
I have flown JetBlue and would do so again without hesitation. Thx for the update Esmerelda. I am so glad everything worked out for that flight!

CarolA
09-21-2005, 09:38 PM
All I can say is to those who think that airflight is not safe... Look at this... If someone blows out a tire on the interstate chances are the outcome won't be this good. Most of your fellow drivers aren't near as good as this pilot!!!

blessedby3
09-21-2005, 09:39 PM
We just watched it too. Awsome job. I was praying for a safe landing and was so glad to see that is what they got!! :flower:

rlduvall
09-22-2005, 08:53 AM
We also watched it live and I told me DH that was some of the best, unintentional, PR Jet Blue could have. I had tears in my eyes. ;)

Lewisc
09-22-2005, 09:35 AM
The pilot and flight crew did an outstanding job. I'm waiting to hear an explanation as to why the plane wasn't capable of dumping fuel.

debster812
09-22-2005, 10:27 AM
The pilot and flight crew did an outstanding job. I'm waiting to hear an explanation as to why the plane wasn't capable of dumping fuel.

The Airbus's simply don't have the capacity. There is a pretty long thread over on flyertalk discussing this situation, and another thread discussing the lack of ability to dump fuel. It seems that MANY planes can't. Only the really large, long haul planes can do it.
I have to echo the thoughts here, that JetBlue crew did an outstanding job!

Chip 'n Dale Express
09-22-2005, 10:58 AM
THe pilot certainly did a great job landing like that... I couldn't imagine being one of those people up there, though. 3 hours of circling is one thing, but to be watching yourselves on CNN is another. I would think that would just make people more nervous.

tebookie
09-22-2005, 11:36 AM
And to think...since Jet Blue offers Direct TV...some of the passengers were actually watching this emergency landing from their seats on the plane!

Jet Blue...you rok!

Rocket-Man
09-22-2005, 12:01 PM
TVs are turned off for takeoff and landings, per FAA I believe so no they certainly weren't watching themselves land I'm sure.

kimisabella
09-22-2005, 12:26 PM
We watched the landing live last night and couldn't believe how well everything turned out. We've flown JetBlue several times, and we're going to fly them again next weekend and this only proves to us how wonderful they really are in cost, service, and quality.

gigi1313
09-22-2005, 12:41 PM
when the passengers finally landed in ny this morning the news had a fellow on who said "yes" they were watching themselves on tv... scary!

DisDon
09-22-2005, 12:55 PM
DW works for JB in ressies, and last night was our 14th Wedding Anniv., so we were heading out the door to go to dinner when we saw this on TV. We were glued to the TV for the next hour or so it took before the landing, and I too was totally impressed with the skill of the pilot, and the durability of the landing gear construction. She's now working overtime today, I'm curious to see what kind of calls she's getting. I got to shake David Neeleman's hand last time I tried to fly (I'm king of the last standby to NOT get on the plane). We :love: JetBlue!!!

manning
09-22-2005, 12:57 PM
I don't know the back ground of this pilot, but many have military backgrounds. I had a relative who was a pilot in the air force. You wouldn't believe the conditions they were reguired to fly in. Plus now the flight simulators used. I have heard that when a pilot transfer to another type aircraft he can qualify in a simulator. That's how good they are. By the time you are put thru training you come out of there ringing wet.

AS a side note. Do you remember the United crash in Iowa when the DC-10 lost its hydraulics and the plane had to be guided by the use of the engines. I caught a show on cable discussing new technology using on board computers and software making it possible to fly and land an airplane with the engines alone (like the Iowa incident) almost as easily as if all the controls were available. They expect it to available in a few years.

It is being tested in a flight simulator.

DBC
09-22-2005, 01:18 PM
And I'd like to take a moment to congratulate all the other airlines that managed to keep their landing gear in perfect working order yesterday!

JimFitz
09-22-2005, 01:46 PM
All I can say is to those who think that airflight is not safe... Look at this... If someone blows out a tire on the interstate chances are the outcome won't be this good. Most of your fellow drivers aren't near as good as this pilot!!!

If we had three hours to prepare for a blowout, many people would do just fine.