Emergency plane landing captured on video
Last night a plane from Atlanta made an emergency landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York without part of its landing gear. The plane sent off a spray of sparks, and it was all captured on a phone's camera thanks to two passengers, Chase Benzenberg and Alessandro Albero.
The two men showed the footage to CNN's "American Morning." "We didn't know if there was going to be sparks flying through the window, an engine flying through," Benzenberg said.
The Atlantic Southeast Airlines Delta Connections flight was en route to White Plains, N.Y., with 64 people on board when the pilot realized the right landing gear was not descending. He announced the problem to the passengers and said they would be making an emergency landing at JFK. A stewardess instructs the passengers to "stay down, heads down," repeatedly through the video. The relief at the landing is palpable.
Atlantic Southeast Airlines is investigating the cause of the issue, spokesman Jarek Beem said in a phone interview. He said the airline was extremely proud of the crewmembers. "They did an exceptional job of following protocol to ensure the safety of our passengers."
| September 27, 2010; 9:15 AM ET
Categories: Picture Shows
Save & Share: Previous: Morning music: Lil Wayne celebrates his birthday with an album (and we celebrate it with a lollipop)
Next: Malcolm Gladwell does not care if you tweet; Gene Weingarten hates Facebook
Posted by: hebe1 | September 27, 2010 11:24 AM | Report abuse
Posted by: xwagner | September 27, 2010 1:56 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: xwagner | September 27, 2010 1:58 PM | Report abuse
Posted by: Wingnut4 | September 27, 2010 2:24 PM | Report abuse