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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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I watched him past by. Great landing, nose gear held.

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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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Beautiful landing but boy did the pilot eat runway! This was a very long runway and he stopped very close to the other end. Very nice job!

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I was surprised at how strong the tires were. I would have thought they would be ripped off the rims the moment they touched the ground.-

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From what I saw, the pilot was using as little braking as possible in order to keep weight off of the front gear strut. Towards the end of the run, it became apparent to him that he'd need some more braking strength, so it was applied and the plane quickly decellerated, stopping safely on the runway.

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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.That's what happens when they over dramatize an event they have absolutely no knowledge of. I was watching channel 7 and it amazed me when they said, several times, "The a/c should be landing in a few minutes". Their own live shots showed the a/c still in a holding pattern burning fuel. I looked out my home office window and saw that 25L was still in use for regular traffic. Most of the media stays stuck on stupid. The only good thing I can say is the camera work was fantastic. Maybe they should just shutup and let the camera tell the story as it developes.

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