A Wheel Problem

  • Mar 27, 2016 6:54am GMT

A plane spotter calling himself 'CameronMD80' on YouTube captures what he calls, "The Bahamian approach to Aviation." explaining, "I am based at Lynden Pindling International Airport (MYNN), The largest airport in the Bahamas."

A couple of days ago he was set up perfectly to capture Caribbean Blue JBU29 which departed from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (KDCA) handle a landing gear extension issue. Following a flyby and a wait for several minutes to allow extra fuel burn he caught the landing saying, "The landing itself couldn't be any better." By the time the jet attempted the landing quite of few people had gathered around the airport.

The Embraer 190 came to a stop shortly after 4:30 p.m. There were no injuries reported from the 93 passengers and four crew members on board, JetBlue said.

The Bahamian Civil Aviation Department said in a statement, "the crew declared an emergency to Nassau air traffic controllers at about 3:25pm. It was initially determined by CAD and airport officials that only the right main gear was extended, and that both the left main gear and the nose gear were not. The pilot in command made a decision to attempt a landing at LPIA, and after burning some fuel, executed a safe landing at 4:36pm, with the use of both the left and right main gear only. The nose gear was not extended. All passengers and crew were determined to be uninjured."

The incident resulted in minor delays at the airport until the plane was moved and the runway reopened. The investigation is being conducted by the Accident and Investigations Unit of the Bahamas’ Flight Standards Inspectorate.