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

Posted November 3, 2005 6:48 a.m. EST

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


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.