JetBlue Pilots Engaged Parking Brake Before Runway Tire Blow-Out

Last month’s JetBlue Airways hard landing at Sacramento seems to have been caused by pilot error, the NTSB said in their preliminary report of the mishap. On August 26, 2010, JetBlue Flight 262, an Airbus A320, experienced four tire blow-outs after landing at Sacramento International Airport in California. The aircraft then caught fire and seven passengers were injured during the evacuation process. According to the NTSB, the investigation of the incident found evidence that the main landing gear was locked on touchdown. Investigators also found that the parking brake had become engaged during landing approach and remained engaged throughout the landing. Baum Hedlund, airplane crash lawyers, represent a passenger injured during the evacuation.