Passenger jet makes emergency landing in L.A.
Thu. Sep. 22 2005 7:48 AM ET
LOS ANGELES ? A JetBlue airliner with faulty landing gear touched down safely Wednesday at Los Angeles International Airport after circling the region for three hours with its front wheels turned sideways, unable to be retracted into the plane.
Zachary Mascoon said it was surreal to watch the emergency unfold on news coverage on a television inside the plane. At one point, he said, he tried to call his family but his cell phone call wouldn’t go through.
"I wanted to call my dad to tell him I’m alive so far," the 27-year-old musician said.
He praised the flight crew’s professionalism and how calmly they handled the emergency.