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RE: Jetblue A320 In Emergeny LGB Pt. 2

Thu Sep 22, 2005 12:02 pm

For those of you who have a choice, MSNBC film is much tighter and clearer than what was presented by FOX and the closeups of the frt whl/tire assms disintigrating will probably be of great value to all ac mfgrs.

BTW, not only having the luxury of 12,000+' length, LAX runway used also benefits from outstructures being further away in case of unexpected lateral excursion compaired to other destinations considered.

I did learn something, though. I wasn't aware of no-dump capability on this ac. Regards...Jack
 
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RE: Jetblue A320 In Emergeny LGB Pt. 2

Thu Sep 22, 2005 12:08 pm

My view was similar to that in N751PR's second frame (with cop) and what a spectacular landing it was. And I must admit.. what a testiment to Airbus for the A320 gear not giving way all the way to the dead stop. Bravo! A Bravo to the flight crew!

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RE: Jetblue A320 In Emergeny LGB Pt. 2

Thu Sep 22, 2005 12:16 pm

So I get home from work... turn on CNN... and Anderson Cooper is talking to someone who was on that flight... she mentioned the pilots made the normal "flight attendats prepare for arrival" announcement... then he asked her if they told them to put the tray tables up, and he was asking seriously...

Also another anchor on CNN said the pilot had talked to the mayor of LA and said he did one thing wrong... he was six inches off the centerline.....
 
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RE: Jetblue A320 In Emergeny LGB Pt. 2

Thu Sep 22, 2005 12:19 pm

Quoting Boeing744 (Reply 41):
Runway was NOT foamed... Why is this?

Foaming came out of favor when they finally realized that all they where doing was making the airplane go that much farther down the runway since they where lowering friction.

Quoting C5onknees (Reply 73):
Its not that big of a deal

I said that exact same thing at work when I was leaving and everybody's eyes bugged out.

But it is true, a nosegear failure is probably the 2nd best landing gear failure location you can have (1st is a tailwheel). All the pilot has to do to keep on the runway is keep the nose as high off the ground as long as possible. The plane will track straight until the tail looses authority as speed drops and raises up.

If memory serves there is a photo of a 747 in about the exact same predictiment on this site.
 
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RE: Jetblue A320 In Emergeny LGB Pt. 2

Thu Sep 22, 2005 12:20 pm

Quoting Crogalski (Reply 83):
there are 3 spare a/c at LGB, so I would guess one of them would do the flight

Correction, we only have 2 spare aircraft here at LGB, on parked on gate 2A and one parked at Aeroplex.

Stephen
 
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RE: Jetblue A320 In Emergeny LGB Pt. 2

Thu Sep 22, 2005 12:41 pm

Great job .
Its good to hear some good news then what we have been hearing during august.
Cheers
 
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RE: Jetblue A320 In Emergeny LGB Pt. 2

Thu Sep 22, 2005 1:50 pm

Quoting FLAIRPORT (Reply 97):
.I would have watched it and probably been unphased...just gone on CNN and said what happen and all...I'm a communications major. I would have watched it till the end if possible.

Yeah... I probably would have made an onsite lemonade and fudge stand; dropping and shattering my "Price is Right" commemorative snow-globe while sobbing about so many loves lost.

But then again, I'm not a comms major.
 
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RE: Jetblue A320 In Emergeny LGB Pt. 2

Thu Sep 22, 2005 1:55 pm

Over reaction
Over reaction
Over reaction

Filler
Filler
Filler

It's what they've been trained to do. Good Lord
 
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RE: Jetblue A320 In Emergeny LGB Pt. 2

Thu Sep 22, 2005 1:56 pm

Someone let the Crew of jetBlue 292 know that dinner and drinks are on ME! Congrats on a job well done!

God Bless,
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RE: Jetblue A320 In Emergeny LGB Pt. 2

Thu Sep 22, 2005 2:48 pm

Thank god atleast one person they interviewed said it will probably be ok and not to worry.

KABC-TV News (LA's Channel 7) had a former pilot call in and I was surprised they not only put him on the air but that they allowed him to continue to talk. One of his opening statements was, "I hate to burst your bubble but this is not that big of a deal. You people are making more out of this than there needs to be made". He was interrupted by one of the reporters who, I am guessing saw her little world of "media-hype" begin to come crashing down and she immediately went on the defensive saying, "Sir, I imagine it IS a big deal to the 145 people on board (this was prior to the more accurate count of 146 people being made later)". Again, very matter-of-factly he said, "No, this will not be your typical landing but it is nowhere close to the catastrophe the media is making it out to be". Talk about a refreshing point of view. All I had been hearing from the media, prior to this gentleman's call, was how horrific the outcome may be. No wonder the pax on board wanted to turn their TV's off. The caller went on to describe what turned out to be exactly what did occur once the plane touched down. Among other things he said it was possible the gear could right itself but it was more probable it would not which would result in some initial smoke from the tires and then flames which he attributed to a combination of rubber and hydraulic fuel burning. I think the only reason the reporter continued the interview was because he was obviously someone who (finally!) knew what he was talking about and he was speaking in a calm, matter of fact voice. If only the pax had been watching that broadcast instead of MSNBC.
 
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RE: Jetblue A320 In Emergeny LGB Pt. 2

Thu Sep 22, 2005 2:57 pm

Quoting Itsjustme (Reply 109):

Thats Exactly what the Media should do.Talk to the Experts.
BTW Good Job by the Crew  bigthumbsup 
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RE: Jetblue A320 In Emergeny LGB Pt. 2

Thu Sep 22, 2005 3:13 pm

I've just watched the landing on BBCTV, and I gotta say that was one fantastic landing, you gotta give it to the pilot, im sure his boss will be praising him.
 
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RE: Jetblue A320 In Emergeny LGB Pt. 2

Thu Sep 22, 2005 3:31 pm

If anyone is interested, HD footage of the flyby at LGB, and subsequent emergency landing at LAX has shown up on Usenet, in the alt.binaries.hdtv newsgroup ...

Apparently captured from local station's helicopter, which now features a HiDef camera (perfect, I'm sure, for those daily LA car chases) ...

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RE: Jetblue A320 In Emergeny LGB Pt. 2

Thu Sep 22, 2005 3:32 pm

On board video shot by one of the pax was just shown on the local news here in LA. The passenger, a man in his 30's video taped himself in the last moments of the flight saying good-bye to his loved ones and then aims the camera at the seat back TV in front of him where you can see live footage of the plane he is on (how weird would THAT be?). Then, with the tape and audio still rolling, he placed the camera on the floor. A very calm command from the FO is heard over the PA system instructing everyone to "BRACE BRACE BRACE". Those words are then continually repeated by the pax as the A/C makes a landing so amazingly smooth, the video barely quivers. Once the A/C comes to a stop, thunderous shouts of joy and applause are heard.
 
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RE: Jetblue A320 In Emergeny LGB Pt. 2

Thu Sep 22, 2005 3:40 pm

perfect, I'm sure, for those daily LA car chases

Hey now, I take offense to that comment! If you're going to comment on life in L.A., get your facts right pal. We have nightly chases here, too!
 
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RE: Jetblue A320 In Emergeny LGB Pt. 2

Thu Sep 22, 2005 3:52 pm

Anyone still think pilots are overpaid?


On another note, I find it curious that the FD did not immediately hose down the nose gear after the airplane came to a stop. A few seconds prior, it was on fire big time. With all the heat generated, it could have re-ignited if there were a hydraulic leak.
 
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RE: Jetblue A320 In Emergeny LGB Pt. 2

Thu Sep 22, 2005 3:58 pm

Professional pilots train for many scenarios and never come near to what is practiced throughout their entire career. This flight crew was forced to deal with an unusual emergency. No big deal for professional pilots. A malfunctioning nose gear occurs now and then so it's a big deal to get it right (the landing) but not a big deal in the outcome. An outcome that is usually a safe but spectacular one.

As was said by the pilot in the interview, not a big deal. What is a big deal is the professionalism that pilots exhibit in take offs and landings that for most of us have become a non-event. Just like this episode at LGB except for a few sparks and an over zealous media.

Nice job Captain. Nice job first Officer, and nice job cabin crew for prepping the cockpit.

Now, where's the gate?
 
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RE: Jetblue A320 In Emergeny LGB Pt. 2

Thu Sep 22, 2005 4:01 pm

Holy Jezus!!!

Just waking up this morning... get my phone and got txt messages about this... Turn on my TV and there it is!

Nice work to the pilots!
 
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RE: Jetblue A320 In Emergeny LGB Pt. 2

Thu Sep 22, 2005 4:06 pm

Congratulations to the crew! Wow..what a landing!

Just another note....a-net is famous now (LA Times used a-net as a source in this picture)..wohooo...  biggrin 

 
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RE: Jetblue A320 In Emergeny LGB Pt. 2

Thu Sep 22, 2005 4:15 pm

The flight crew did a good job. I would cricitise the cabin crew. Some blinds were down - as can be seen from the CNN pictures. Safety rules state that all blinds should be up so that passengers should be fully aware of their surroundings - day and night. Some airlines in their briefings today make a point of this...Listen next time.
 
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RE: Jetblue A320 In Emergeny LGB Pt. 2

Thu Sep 22, 2005 4:21 pm

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The flight crew did a good job.

Yes but it has been done before:


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RE: Jetblue A320 In Emergeny LGB Pt. 2

Thu Sep 22, 2005 4:22 pm

Quoting Springbok747 (Reply 118):
Just another note....a-net is famous now (LA Times used a-net as a source in this picture)..wohooo

My god a.net famous, we should put this on the awards page for future referance.

I am not being sarche, i am being serious.

Tom.
 
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RE: Jetblue A320 In Emergeny LGB Pt. 2

Thu Sep 22, 2005 4:27 pm

I'm glad everything went so smooth at the end....
Very good crew!!!!!!

Is there a video of the emergency somewhere available?

Regards,
Patrick
 
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RE: Jetblue A320 In Emergeny LGB Pt. 2

Thu Sep 22, 2005 4:41 pm

As to LAX v. LGB: From what I understand, LAX was chosen primarily because LGB only has one runway in use for commercial service. So, LGB would have been effectively shut down if JBU292 had landed at LGB. Meanwhile, the north complex at LAX was business as usual while JBU292 touched down on 25L.

Of course, as other posters have mentioned, the LAX runway gave B6 an extra couple thousand feet. Looks like that was much needed.

Also, LGB is Index C for ARFF while LAX is obviously Index E. I have no doubt LGB ARFF would have been able to handle this type of incident, but it is always good to have more resources at hand.

PITRules: Since the nosegear was far from stable at that point, I doubt the LAFD ARFF would want to blast it with water pressure unnecessarily. They were there and positioned if that was necessary.
 
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RE: Jetblue A320 In Emergeny LGB Pt. 2

Thu Sep 22, 2005 5:00 pm

Hey all,

Missed it all on live tv, but excellent job on the pilots.
Wanne see the video? http://edition.cnn.com/2005/US/09/21/airliner.emergency.ap/index.html

Click on the link.

Cheers

GR325
 
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RE: Jetblue A320 In Emergeny LGB Pt. 2

Thu Sep 22, 2005 5:02 pm

I heard about it this morning on a local Belgian radio station. I think the cockpit crew did an excellent job in landing the aircraft safely with no injuries among the 146 pax on board. The aircraft is not even damaged beyond economical repair. The only thing I didn't understand is why the pilots were not able to dump fuel over the ocean. Aren't jetliners equipped with fuel jettison nozzles near their wing tips? Maybe that system was also inoperative, that's all I can think of. If someone can clarify this, I would be curious to know. Other than that, they handled it very well!

This reminds me of a Trump Shuttle B727 aircraft incident in LGA 16 years ago. When the aircraft landed, the main wheels touched down but the nose wheel collapsed. The pilot tried to keep the nose as high as possible until the aircraft came to a complete stop. The 727 was damaged only around the nose gear well and only few pax suffered minor injuries.

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RE: Jetblue A320 In Emergeny LGB Pt. 2

Thu Sep 22, 2005 5:24 pm

That Qantas incident seems far worse than this one actually, it looks like the nose gear is not fully 90 degree off but instead 20-30 degrees to one side. Surely it must be harder to keep an aircraft with a nose gear deflection of 30 degrees on the center of the rwy than one with it turned a full 90 degrees.


The gear would just slow the AC down tremendously in the 90 degree case (maintaining directional control with with the rudder shoulnt be too difficult) whereas in the other case it would desperately try to set the AC off out in the in the grass.


In any way the crew of this Jetblue flight deserve credit for a job well done, but as someone said in here; they are no gods.

Just my $0.02
 
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RE: Jetblue A320 In Emergeny LGB Pt. 2

Thu Sep 22, 2005 5:24 pm

So i still wonder how it locked there. No explainings for that?
Apparently it wasn't locked on t/o otherwise they would have aborted the T/o.
So anyone can draw a conclusion about what happened?

Regards
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RE: Jetblue A320 In Emergeny LGB Pt. 2

Thu Sep 22, 2005 5:38 pm

The only thing I can think of is that the safety lock has come off? Isn't that above 60knts you can not use manual steering anymore? It locks I believe, well ok I have only workens with SF340 and ATR's but I believe it works on those aircraft that way.
 
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RE: Jetblue A320 In Emergeny LGB Pt. 2

Thu Sep 22, 2005 6:06 pm

Quoting Jush (Reply 127):
So i still wonder how it locked there. No explainings for that?

My understanding is that the internal design of the nose gear has a flat spot, once there apparently unable to move once in flight. The nose wheel is hydraulically powered for steering.

I have posted in Tech/Ops an excerpt of the checklist for the A320 in this situation. Reverse thrust should not be used as part of the checklist. Passengers should be moved to the rear of the aircraft, no autobrake use, and engines to be shut down once the main gear has touched down. Hydraulics will be powered for 30 seconds after engine shutdown.

I think this is the 4th time this happened in 15+ years.
 
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RE: Jetblue A320 In Emergeny LGB Pt. 2

Thu Sep 22, 2005 6:16 pm

GR325,
thanks so much for sharing the video link with us!

Really a brilliant job of the crew! The a/c met just the centerline! Really good!
Amazing how the gear caused stronger fire on the white center stripes!!!

Regards,
Patrick
 
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RE: Jetblue A320 In Emergeny LGB Pt. 2

Thu Sep 22, 2005 6:22 pm

Ben,

A320 serie and even the A330 ( it was the case by Sabena. You can have it as an option) are not equipped with fuel dump system. They can land "over-weighted", but in this case, in order to minimize the risk, it was a better idea to burn a maximum of fuel before the emergency landing. B737 does not have fuel dumping devices a swell as a standard equipment.

Rgds

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RE: Jetblue A320 In Emergeny LGB Pt. 2

Thu Sep 22, 2005 6:23 pm

Can anybody upload an easy-to-use version of that video, having difficulty opening it here.

Cheers!
 
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RE: Jetblue A320 In Emergeny LGB Pt. 2

Thu Sep 22, 2005 6:45 pm

Quoting Cptkrell (Reply 100):
I did learn something, though. I wasn't aware of no-dump capability on this ac.

And you gotta love the LA Times. "Mechanically unable to dump fuel". Well since the mechanics aren't even there...

As many have gathered (not including the media) only heavies really need the capability to dump fuel. If they had had a fuel dumping system, they would have been able to land hours earlier.
 
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RE: Jetblue A320 In Emergeny LGB Pt. 2

Thu Sep 22, 2005 7:01 pm

That video is amazing and that the reporter doesn't say much makes it even better.
Press shoudl better shut the... up
 
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RE: Jetblue A320 In Emergeny LGB Pt. 2

Thu Sep 22, 2005 7:12 pm

I think the real reason for burning of fuel would have been for a lower approach speed.

A typical empty weight for a A320 would be 40t-45t, add 13.5t (133 pax) for pax and bags, from a max landing weight of 64.5t leaves 6-11t for fuel.

Reducing the fuel load by burning it off will reduce the landing speed from say 138 kt at 68t to 129 kt at 60 t.

I would have had enough fuel onboard for a number of approaches (say 2-3t), not to box myself into a corner and only have one shot at it.
 
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RE: Jetblue A320 In Emergeny LGB Pt. 2

Thu Sep 22, 2005 7:29 pm

For crying out loud - it's a landing gear failure. Were it not for a news crew being there this would probably not even have made the news.

Typical American sensationalism and over reaction at its best.

Yes it would have been a bit scary being a passenger on the flight if you didn't know better you would be frightened, and yes, the crew did a good job as well - but as someone said earlier the crew are completely trained to deal with this situation. I would have expected any competent crew to do exactly the same.

Some guy from Fox News was on the radio this morning saying the aircraft "landed in a cloud of smoke and flames" and the passengers were "told to brace for impact" - as if that wouldn't happen in any such situation  sarcastic 
 
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RE: Jetblue A320 In Emergeny LGB Pt. 2

Thu Sep 22, 2005 9:03 pm

B6 is getting majorily positive press from this event. A bunch of strange, but effective public relations. No way anyone will be scared to fly them after seeing how well crew handle this. I love that they didn't throw the shoots.
 
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RE: Jetblue A320 In Emergeny LGB Pt. 2

Thu Sep 22, 2005 9:23 pm

Although I've read a few things that reflect not as good on the B6 cabin crew (no doubt the flight crew did a textbook job) -- apparently video shows now all the window shades were open, which is against regulations.

Also, the passengers were allowed to watch live TV the whole time they were in the air until right before landing. I thought I remembered a B6 f/a say on this board yesterday that B6 policy is to shut off live TV during a "planned emergency". I'm sure them watching their own plane on TV only made the situation a lot more stressful for them (given all the terrible commentary...) But then again, that may have been a calculated decision to keep people occupied during the 3-hours of circling, and f/a may have figured the passengers may have gotten out of hand if they were not allowed to see the news broadcast of their flight (figuring the airline was hiding something from them).
 
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RE: Jetblue A320 In Emergeny LGB Pt. 2

Thu Sep 22, 2005 9:46 pm

i think that they should give that pilot a raise! from $8 an hour to $8.50!
 
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RE: Jetblue A320 In Emergeny LGB Pt. 2

Thu Sep 22, 2005 10:14 pm

Found one just before the landing:


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RE: Jetblue A320 In Emergeny LGB Pt. 2

Thu Sep 22, 2005 10:20 pm

Lots of emotion and some knowlegeable opinions on this thread (though the ratio of one to the other is better here than on the media).

Quoting Boeing744 (Reply 41):
Runway was NOT foamed... Why is this?

As was stated before, foaming the runway would decrease the effectiveness of the brakes.

The airplane is designed not to catch fire when landing with the gear up, this is achieved by avoiding fuel tank rupture, not exposing fuel lines to the underside of the aircraft and limiting the amount of hydraulic fluid that can leak.

As foam is not necessary to avoid fire, there is no reason to pay the breaking capability penalty.

Quoting Crogalski (Reply 72):
I believe the pilots were heroes, they just saved 140 lives

With all due respect to the pilots, they only did their job. This scenario did not present life risk to the people on board, it would only have escalated to catastrophe through mismanagement of the situation.

The pilots handled the situation by the book, and demonstrated extreme skill. Heroes? No, proffessionals.

Quoting Litz (Reply 78):
Only thing I can think of, is maybe they were afraid of FOD getting into the engines from pieces of nosegear getting sucked in ... also - would that put extra stress on the front wheel strut, or less stress ?

The thrust line is below aircraft CG, so you are correct: reverse thrust would increase the load on the nose gear. FOD probably was a concern as well, though if reverse thrust had been required to stop the plane they would have used it (and to hell with the engines, lives come first of course).

Quoting BandA (Reply 87):
right and one of the pax being interviewed a few seconds ago was saying that people were turning off tv's and putting down headsets as they were getting upset by what they were hearing

This indicates they were probably well briefed on the situation and the limited risk it presented by the flight crew. In these conditions, media idiocy would elict that kind of response.

Quoting ER757 (Reply 90):
Bet you wouldn't be saying that if you were one of the passengers.....

I would. As I said before, it would take severe mismanagement of the situation to generate a severe incident, let alone a catastrophe.

Quoting Itsjustme (Reply 113):
The passenger, a man in his 30's video taped himself in the last moments of the flight saying good-bye to his loved ones

Fool.

Quoting PITrules (Reply 115):
Anyone still think pilots are overpaid?

Irrelevant. See "they did their job competently" above.

Quoting Zeke (Reply 135):
I think the real reason for burning of fuel would have been for a lower approach speed.

Exactly. That is the primary reason, though not landing with tons of flammable fluid on board is a sensible precaution. Like having a hundred fire trucks on the runway, it is not strictly necessary for this situation but can't hurt.

mrocktor
 
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RE: Jetblue A320 In Emergeny LGB Pt. 2

Thu Sep 22, 2005 10:30 pm

A friend of mine (He works for Airbus as well) says, the reason for the blocking steering system on the nose wheel was maybe caused by a overpressure in the nitrogen bubble inside the nose wheel damper system.
If you fill to much nitrogen in there, a possible blocking of the steering system is very likely.

Can anybody confirm this?

Seems the incident was possible caused again by a maintenance mistake.

Regards,
Patrick
 
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RE: Jetblue A320 In Emergeny LGB Pt. 2

Thu Sep 22, 2005 10:41 pm

Quoting Mrocktor (Reply 141):
The pilots handled the situation by the book, and demonstrated extreme skill. Heroes? No, proffessionals.

Wrong.
They are heroes. You also call firefighters and doctors heroes.. they only do their job aswell.
 
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RE: Jetblue A320 In Emergeny LGB Pt. 2

Thu Sep 22, 2005 10:46 pm

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 143):
Wrong.
They are heroes. You also call firefighters and doctors heroes.. they only do their job aswell.

Everyone is a hero then (which is the same as no one being a hero). Hell, I'm a hero. I design planes and every day they don't kill someone goes into my heroic deeds counter by your criteria. Bah.

mrocktor
 
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Thu Sep 22, 2005 10:51 pm

Quoting Mrocktor (Reply 144):

Everyone is a hero then (which is the same as no one being a hero). Hell, I'm a hero. I design planes and every day they don't kill someone goes into my heroic deeds counter by your criteria. Bah.

mrocktor

but you dont save people's lives directly.. and then you can also say that firefighters are not heroes because they would not be able to save lives without the necessary equipment, or that doctors are not heroes because of the same reason.
And another thing is that they all work under extreme pressure and it might be a matter of seconds between life and death. A pressure, most people would not be able to handle. And they risk their own lives to save yours aswell. You dont risk your life when you draw planes.. that is how I see the difference.
 
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RE: Jetblue A320 In Emergeny LGB Pt. 2

Thu Sep 22, 2005 11:13 pm

Quoting Noelg (Reply 136):
Typical American sensationalism and over reaction at its best

What the heck kind of post is this? I've read most of both threads on this and I havent seen any posts that question the quality of the plane or of the Euro manufacturer. Simply praise and awe of the circumstances.

Interesting that the vast majority of the posters so far are on this side of the pond, and now when you guys wake up the anti-americanism begins. Give it a rest or go find a different place to express your sh#tty attitude.
 
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RE: Jetblue A320 In Emergeny LGB Pt. 2

Thu Sep 22, 2005 11:14 pm

M. Noeig-American oversensationalism-? HMM-How would your tabloids have covered this if it had been at Heathrow!!! How did they cover it?
 
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RE: Jetblue A320 In Emergeny LGB Pt. 2

Thu Sep 22, 2005 11:14 pm

Quoting Mrocktor (Reply 141):
The thrust line is below aircraft CG, so you are correct: reverse thrust would increase the load on the nose gear. FOD probably was a concern as well, though if reverse thrust had been required to stop the plane they would have used it (and to hell with the engines, lives come first of course).

The QRH 2.13 checklist calls for the engines to be shut down after the main wheels are in contact with the ground, but before the nose wheel.

Given that's the case, reverse was never available, nor was FOD a consideration.
 
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RE: Jetblue A320 In Emergeny LGB Pt. 2

Thu Sep 22, 2005 11:17 pm

Three thoughts:

1. What bad publicity for JetBlue - live tracking of a possible disaster (from the media's perspective) on national TV for over an hour.

2. Why in the world did the JetBlue crew keep the IFE on? That was utterly stupid.

3. I know this is not a big deal, but try telling that to ANYONE on the plane. How many of us have been told to assume the "brace" position on landing? I doubt many. So it's fine to accuse the media of sensationalism, but let's not make this out to be just another day at the office.

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