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Jet Blue incident in Sept.

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Matthew Shope (mypilot) Chief Captain

I was just thinking (acutally daydreaming during math class Laughing) about the Jet Blue incident with the wheel turned 90 degrees. What if the pilot had landed the airbus without flaring, in turn causing the nose gear to collopse which would make it stop faster. I grant it would be a bigger mess. What do you all think?

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CrashGordon Chief Captain

As long as he had sufficient runway, the way he did it was just fine. What would be gained by stopping faster?

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Matthew Shope (mypilot) Chief Captain

As long as he had sufficient runway

Why didn't they go to Edward's, or even Yuma. They had enough fuel. In the begining they were even trying to land on our 10,000 runway at Long Beach.

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Jonathan (99jolegg) Chief Captain

Doing an landing without flaring to stop faster is very risky. You have no guarantee that the nose gear would even collapse. It could burst tyres instead, meaning the pilots lose control of the aircraft or the friction of the nose of the aircraft on the tarmac could start a fire. Basically, theres a high chance it could cause more emergencies than there were in the first place. They had assessed how much runway Jet Blue would need, and that airport was long enough and the autobrake from the main gear would stop the aircraft quickly anyway - a fairly unsual, but simple emergency landing. If more runway was needed, they wouldnt have hesitated in moving them to another airport for landing Wink

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CrashGordon Chief Captain

mypilot wrote:

As long as he had sufficient runway

Why didn't they go to Edward's, or even Yuma. They had enough fuel. In the begining they were even trying to land on our 10,000 runway at Long Beach.

Probably, the emergency equipment at KLAX and the proximity to hospitals in the event things didn't go as well as planned, were probably considered.

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