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Live on TV --- Airbus with ####-eyed nose gear

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At this minute a Jet Blue Airbus is circling to use up fuel for an emergency landing in California. Apparently the front gear is at a ninty degree angle.

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I'm watching it now, and FOX is all jacked up in their reporting. They've already contradicted themselves and got wrong facts about 90 thousand times....lol

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I could never watch these things. Hope everyone is alright after they get it on the ground.Jeff

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Just read from another site, where this happened a few years ago. All the rubber shreaded, but the nose strut stayed intact.

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Jeff, the news media always screws up the facts, it's almost comical if this situation wasn't so serious.

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I live 5 miles from LAX and looks like they will use 25L. I will be able to view the a/c from my backyard as it approaches the runway.

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Absolutely Brilliant job by that whole crew. Glad to see they brought it home without incident.

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It does give you new respect for the design and strengh of Airbuses.

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It's always incidents like this that show what a bunch of incompetent imbeciles the press really are. I lost count of how many times the phrase "life-or-death situation" was used, and some particularly moronic LA commentator speculated that the nose strut would either "snap off" or "be ground down to nothing". If I was in charge that guy would be flipping burgers now, but he'll probably end up with a promotion.

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