|JetBlue Plane Tries to Make Emergency Landing
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JetBlue Plane Tries to Make Emergency Landing in California
September 21, 2005 - A New York-bound JetBlue airliner with landing gear problems circled the Long Beach Airport on Wednesday as the pilots dumped fuel over the ocean and officials tried to determine how to make an emergency landing.
The pilots discovered the plane's front wheels had turned sideways and were stuck as they tried to retract the gear shortly after takeoff. The back landing gear was also down as the plane circled, but it appeared to be in the correct position.
JetBlue Flight 292 left Burbank Airport at 3:17 p.m. with 139 passengers headed for New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, airline spokesman Bryan Baldwin said.
It was circling the Long Beach Airport, about 30 miles south of Burbank, nearly two hours later.
Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Donn Walker said the Airbus A320 was dumping fuel over the Pacific to lighten the plane for an emergency landing.
"After leaving Burbank, pilots reported a landing gear indication light on, meaning there may be a problem or issue with the landing gear," Baldwin said. He said the crew decided to head for a nearby airport to attempt to land.
At Long Beach Airport, six ambulances lined a runway, along with police cars and two fire engines. Planes continued to take off and land while the emergency vehicles remained parked at the runway's edge with their lights flashing. JetBlue is based in Forest Hills, Queens.
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||Momentalno davaat na CNN
Nike Jet to Try Emergency Landing
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A Nike Inc. corporate jet carrying seven people developed landing gear problems shortly after takeoff Monday and was preparing to make an emergency landing, officials said.
Neither Nike founder Phil Knight nor any sports stars were on board, a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman said.
Vada Manager, a Nike spokesman, would not reveal the identities of those on board the Gulfstream V, other than to say they included three senior executives, a fourth Nike employee and three crew members.
The right main landing gear on the chartered jet became stuck shortly after the plane took off from Hillsboro airport, bound for Toronto. Allen Kenitzer, an FAA spokesman, said the plane crew was trying to correct the landing gear problem by talking with the Gulfstream company. The crew was also taking steps to burn off fuel
Portland International Airport was preparing for a possible emergency landing, but officials said the plane might go to another airport instead.
``We have every reason to believe that they'll be able to execute a safe emergency landing,'' FAA spokesman Greg Martin said.
``Phil Knight, the chairman, is not on board, nor are there any sports stars or spokesmen,'' he said.
He called the Gulfstream V ``a great aircraft with a solid safety record'' and said the pilots were trained to handle such landings.
If an emergency landing is necessary, officials said, another possibility besides Portland is the Northwest Regional International Airport in Moses Lake, Wash., because it is remote and has a long runway.
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Nema logika pored tolku americhki aerodromi u blizina da go prenasochat avionot prema Kanada.
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||Vo denesen USA Today pisuva za jetot od vcera.
Private jet lands safely in Oregon after wheels get stuck
HILLSBORO, Ore. — The pilot of a Nike corporate jet forced a stuck landing gear to drop into place and landed the plane safely Monday after performing a series of high-altitude maneuvers, passenger and Nike CEO William Perez said.
A Gulfstream V jet, its right main wheel only about one-quarter extended, flies over Hillsboro airport Monday.
The six-hour drama in the sky over Oregon was carried live on national television. The Gulfstream V jet circled to burn off fuel before making the emergency landing at 12:11 p.m. PT at Hillsboro Airport, where it had taken off for Toronto about five hours earlier.
The suburban airport is just west of Portland and near Nike's Beaverton headquarters. Nike Inc. is the world's largest athletic shoe and clothing company.
"The pilots — unbelievable, unbelievable, what they did for us," said Perez, who joined the company last year. "They were very calm, collected and professional, told us every maneuver they were going to try."
The others on board were two other senior executives, a fourth Nike employee and three crewmembers, the company said.
TV footage showed the right main wheel only about one-quarter extended, apparently blocked by the wheel door. The gear was back to normal when the plane finally landed.
Allen Kenitzer, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration, said the crew talked with the Gulfstream company to get advice on freeing the landing gear.
Minor emergencies involving jets occur as much as once a day but almost never involve injuries or serious damage to the aircraft, FAA spokesman Greg Martin said.
About 25 landing-gear problems similar to Monday's incident occur every year, Martin estimated.
"These situations are rare considering that there are approximately 63 million takeoffs and landings per year," Martin said.
Federal regulations governing the design of commercial aircraft require backup systems to help prevent a problem such as balky landing gear from becoming catastrophic. Landing gears usually have warning lights that alert pilots if there is a problem and a backup system to lock into place if the regular mechanism doesn't work.
The Gulfstream V is one of the world's elite business jets. It is designed to fly long distances and typically has luxurious furnishings.
Perez, 58, said he believes the pilot was able to get the main right wheel fully extended after climbing to an altitude of about 20,000 feet, turning off the left engine and putting "all the hydraulic force into the right engine."
"We did a few maneuvers, and it (the wheel) came down," he said.
"I wasn't at all worried the whole time," he said. "You're dealing with professionals in the cockpit, and you shouldn't worry."