Emergency Plane Landing at LAX

A JetBlue airplane made an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport that worked out amazingly. The front landing gear was twisted so therefore could not land properly. The pilots did a great job and seemed to follow procedures perfectly. One thing that I liked when watching on CNN and FOXNews was they had experts on saying that nothing would go wrong and that there shouldn’t be any problems with the landing. I think that prevented the commentators from getting over excited and freaking out in general because they would have had to blantantly ignore the assessment of the experts. The video is quite interesting to watch. Both the FOXNews report and CNN report have video footage or go to their source: KTLA and their video.

  1. Mom
    September 22nd, 2005 at 05:50 | #1

    Watching this landing was very intense and quite emotional, I realized, when the pilot brought it in seemlessly, and I wanted to go give him a hug. I’d love to see an interview with the pilot - he really saved the day. I think the commentators on CNN and Fox were also sensitive (as hard as that may seem, or maybe they had orders from above) to the fact that the passengers were actually watching this drama unfold right in front of their eyes on their in-flight TVs. After the plane was down, then the scenarios of the plane possibly tipping over, etc. were talked about. Quite riviting stuff.

  2. September 22nd, 2005 at 12:18 | #2

    Indeed. I was just glad the reporters remained fairly calm. I am just so tired of reporters becoming hypersensitive editorialists.

  3. September 22nd, 2005 at 17:13 | #3

    Apparently while the plane was circling LAX for three hours, dumping excess fuel (to prevent possible explosion), getting clearance to land, working out the landing plan, and getting the emergency crew ready, all that time the passengers of the plane were watching the news coverage of it on the in-flight entertainment!

  4. September 22nd, 2005 at 21:16 | #4

    I think the pilots did an excellent job. An A320 is no small airplane. I figured the gear would have collapsed. Seems like the engineers did their homework too.

  5. September 22nd, 2005 at 22:42 | #5

    Yeah, it was pretty impressive all around. And quite interesting that they were watching it from the plane while it was happening!

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