Wednesday, October 05, 2005


JetBlue Flight 292 Nose-Gear Damage!

I am sure that by now, everyone knows the story of JetBlue Flight 292, an Airbus A320 that had nose-gear problems, and had to land with the nose-wheels canted sideways. The video was shown over and over of the successful, albeit "spark-filled", landing. If you haven't seen it, then watch it below, and then check out the pictures of the nose-gear damage.

VIDEO - JetBlue 292 Safe Landing

JetBlue 292 finally comes to a stop! Posted by Picasa

The wheel castings were reduced like "cheese over a cheese grater"! Posted by Picasa

I cannot believe the nose-gear didn't collapse! Posted by Picasa

Amazing! Posted by Picasa

The nose-gear strut held, but shows discolouration. Posted by Picasa

I believe there must now be a fine "streak" of aluminum down the runway where JetBlue 292 landed. Posted by Picasa

Scraped right to the bearings! Posted by Picasa

I have never been a big fan of Airbuses, preferring Boeings, but it is nice to see that the Airbus has some strength built into it. Anyway, the pilots did a fine job, and nobody was killed or injured. Till next time,


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