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Old April 19th, 2012, 07:15 AM   #11362 (permalink)
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Good morning everyone! Its my Friday at work so I'm happy today.
I just heard on Good Morning America about a pilot who aborted landing 400 feet from the runway because his landing gear wasn't down.....why wasn't the gear down you ask? Because he was texting. Captain Ron - since you're our resident pilot I have to ask - just how absorbed in the texting do you have to be to 'forget' landing gear??
So, let me get this straight, the pilot failed to put the landing gear down because he forgot, didn't realize it till 400 feet from the runway, and all this from doing something that they tell passengers not to do on a plane?

Wow

Had to Google it, link here:

Jetstar landing aborted, captain distracted by mobile phone | thetelegraph.com.au
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