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Honor Given To Raleigh Native Who Made Tense L.A. Landing

Posted November 3, 2005

— A Raleigh native was honored for his work under pressure.

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JetBlue Makes Fiery Emergency Landing

Gov. Mike Easley presented Capt. Scott Burke, of Raleigh, with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine -- one of the highest awards handed out by the governor.

In October, Burke successfully landed a JetBlue airliner in California after its nose gear failed. The landing was broadcast live across the country.

None of the 140 passengers on board was hurt.

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