A320 Apparently Suffered Brake Problems, Tire Caught Fire On
Passengers on a JetBlue flight arriving at Sacramento from Long
Beach Thursday night exited via the planes emergency evacuation
slides after a hard landing caused one of the planes tires to catch
There were 86 passengers and five crew aboard the A320. The
plane reportedly made a hard landing and then had a problem with
its brakes, which caused the tire to catch fire. JetBlue said
the crew made the decision to evacuate the plane as a precautionary
Television station KCRA in Sacramento reports that all of the
injuries were considered minor, though five people were transported
to local hospitals. Airport officials said one runway was closed,
but a second remained open and no flights were delayed due to the
incident. The hard landing did cut some deep grooves into the
runway at Sacramento International.
The planes flight data recorder has reportedly been removed from
the aircraft, and the incident is under investigation.