Aviation Photo #0926275 Airbus A320-232 - JetBlue Airways

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Del 05/24/2002 "Canyon Blue", tail livery "Squares" ex Airbus F-WWDS performs a low pass for the LGB tower for a nose gear inspection, and as you can see the nose gear is in a 90-degree position. Following the flyby, the aircraft spent the next 2 hours flying over the Pacific Ocean just off Long Beach burning fuel before diverting to LAX for an emergency landing, which happily was a succesful one without injuries.
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    Michael Carter
    JetBlue Airways
    Airbus A320-232
    Airbus A320
    Airbus A320
    Airbus
    1784
    N536JB
    Long Beach - Daugherty Field
    California
    USA
    September 21, 2005
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Comments (38)

Anonymous
11 years ago
With the happy ending, this photo should be titled: God is my nosegear.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Unless you knew about the event or weren't looking closely, this would be a normal shot.

Great to get the fly-by shot from LGB!
Good work!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nice detail! thanks for the happy ending
Anonymous
11 years ago
Nice shot and great work
Anonymous
11 years ago
This pilot is a hero!! Finally some good news in the world.....great job buddy!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Just seen the landing on TV. How the heck did he manage to keep the nose gear up that long? Amazing landing.
Anonymous
11 years ago
The image captures the impaired landing gear in just the right light.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Excellent job Michael!
Anonymous
11 years ago
We were looking for a graphic illustration of the problem - here it is
Anonymous
11 years ago
Very good photo.Congratulations.
Anonymous
11 years ago
It's so nice this one ended with a happy ending.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Watched the event on CNN, found out that all the passengers were watching themselves on CNN. It was unbelievebale to see the landing, and no injuries. Congrats to all involved.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Just how the nose gear got sideways after take-off? Impossible from land obviously. Thank goodness that everything turned out good.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Hello Airliners.net,

I am Gabriel Fernandes and I am already a member of Airliners.net.

This photo is excellent because it shows the plane just before the incident and also the issue with the wheel.

Anonymous
11 years ago
Clear and good codition
Anonymous
11 years ago
Could the nosegear retract and go in the plane in that positon? Great picture and great colors.
Anonymous
11 years ago
P.I.C. of that JetBlue Really is Hero. He saved hundreds of people in that little cute airplane. Really want to say Thank you and Nice job.

And nice pIcture Michael~!
Anonymous
11 years ago
A really coll photo, but it was very dangerous! respect
Anonymous
11 years ago
This is great!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Easy baby easy!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Fantastic emergenci Landing!!!
Teo Brazil
Anonymous
11 years ago
Cap!you are a prof of photo.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great Photo!!! Excellent details of an unusual incident.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Oh no!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Just a little info for you. If there's a fault, the wheels are *supposed* to do this, as it's safer having them point sideways than at some intermediate angle. Also the aircraft has been designed to land safely in this situation (but it looks impressive!)
Anonymous
11 years ago
Very nice shot, clear, captures that sideways nosewheel very nicely. The photographer was definitely in the right place at the right time!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Fantastic foto!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Clarity
Anonymous
11 years ago
Please let know the CNN spanish reporter, that airplanes like Airbus does not have a "wheal" in the cabin to direct the plane on ground. A big lapsus from a very important TV network!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wonderful Shot!!!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great angle!!!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
"great shot!"
Anonymous
11 years ago
"great shot!"
Anonymous
11 years ago
Exceptional Work by the pilots...funny how the name of the aircraft is canyon blue, the same name that Southwest paints their jets, its kind of ironic...
Anonymous
11 years ago
It is incredible that you got a shot of this flyby at such a perfect moment! You can very clearly see what was the problem! Kudos to the pilot and to you for a great shot!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Just exellent photogaphy.allround.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Is a wonderfull shot, i remember i saw this landing on TV on live. A truly truly amazing landing, a great pilot and a lot of happy passengers.
Anonymous
2 years ago
Excellent photo at the right moment.The pilots of this aircraft did a very good job and averted a tragedy (which would have surely happened if the gear had collapsed during the landing roll

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