Thursday, August 26, 2010

jetBlue flight blows tires as it arrives in Sacramento, California

This afternoon at 12:45pm, jetBlue flt. 262 blew it's four main gear tires as it landed in Sacramento (SMF/KSMF). The flight departed Long Beach Airport (LGB/KLGB) at 11:56am with 88 passengers and 5 crew members, 15 of those passengers suffering minor injuries due to the hard landing. The flight attendants deployed the emergency slides and the passengers were evacuated onto the runway and into the care of airport fire crews.
The aircraft involved was A320-232 (c/n 2231) N590JB "Liberty Blue" which is seen above arriving at Long Beach Airport on March 18, 2009.
(Photo by Michael Carter)

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