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Monitoring Breaking News

by Jack Penning

kgw.com

Posted on November 21, 2005 at 10:18 AM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 4 at 2:46 PM

Along with the full resources of the Port of Portland, the Portland Police and Fire Bureaus, Nike, and NewsChannel 8, we continue to monitor the emergency landing of a Nike corporate jet at PDX. That jet is reporting landing gear problems. Reports say one of the main landing gear, under the wing, is at a 45-degree angle.

The plane took off shortly after 7am from the Hillsboro Airport, en route first to PDX for a scheduled stop, then on route to Toronto, Nike Canada's Headquarters. Reports have 7 people on board.

The aircraft is a Gulfstream V. It's owned and operated by many corporations around the world. Since it entered service in 1998, it's had just one incident, and no one was killed.

Landing gear problems are common. They rarely end in a major incident. Frequently the pilot is able to land the aircraft on the remaining landing gear... or on the belly of the aircraft.

Here is more information on the aircraft:
http://www.gulfstream.com/g500/

We'll continue to have updates throughout the morning, and you can watch our coverage right here on KGW.com.

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