I hope this hasn't been posted before....I ran a search to check...
Somebody with a scanner managed to capture some VERY clear audio of JetBlue Flt. 292 talking with B6's technicians on the company freq when the problem happened with the nose gear. This has been converted to MP3 as part of an internet radio program.
Four items of note as you listen:
1. B6's ground staff insisted that the nose gear sensor was giving a false indication and was not canted 90 degrees. They advised he land at LGB. Not LAX.
2. This problem occurred on the exact same aircraft earlier.
3. LGB's runway is shorter and narrower than LAX.
4. At some point after this communication Captain Burke apparently had reservations on the advice he was given and decided to go to LAX and arrange for a tower flyby to check the condition of the nose gear.
The host of the program makes it a point that the pilot exercised good judgement in getting a second opinion from LAX tower and to ultimately divert THERE instead of LGB like B6 wanted.
Cheers to Captain Scott Burke of Flight 292!
JEERS to Jet Blue's technicians for talking out their ass and wanting him to land at an airport with a shorter runway and less safety equipment.