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JetBlue flight lands safety after dual hydraulic failure

22-06-2012

A JetBlue flight last week from Las Vegas to New York had two of its hydraulic systems fail shortly after takeoff. With six hours of fuel on board and no way to dump it to reduce the plane’s weight, the crew entered a holding pattern east of Las Vegas for four hours before making an emergency landing at Las Vegas. There were no injuries among the 155 people on board, although passengers in Twitter posts and interviews recalled an uncomfortable ride with some people experiencing motion sickness. The plane had to be towed off the runway after landing because the hydraulic failures had disabled its nosewheel steering. JetBlue put the passengers on a replacement aircraft and flew them to New York later that night.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/jetblue-flight-forced-emergency-landing-las-vegas/story?id=16608572#.T-P6fhxO6zY

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