Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Dramatic Landing at LAX



Screen capture from CNN.com.

For the full story, click here.

The problem with the landing gear was detected shortly after take-off from Burbank airport (a smaller regional airport NE of LAX). The airplane flew low so the gear could be visually inspected. It was decided to land the plane at LAX since it had the most emergency equipment of the various airports in the LA area. The plane flew off the coast for a couple of hours to burn off excess fuel for the landing.

After the tires burned up, the plane rolled to a stop and the passengers exited using the regular mobile ramps instead of having to use the chutes. There were no reports of injury.

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