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Sep292010

Pilot of JFK Emergency Landing Speaks Out

Photo Courtesy - Delta Airlines(LAKE MARY, Fla.) -- The pilot who successfully landed a jetliner with malfunctioning landing gear in New York Saturday -- effectively saving the lives of more than 60 passengers and crew -- spoke Wednesday for the first time to thank all those involved, including his company.

"I would like to acknowledge the excellent training that was received at Atlantic Southeast Airlines that was instrumental in preparing us to handle the emergency that we had Saturday night," Jack Conroyd told reporters, according to ABC News' Orlando affiliate WFTV.

Conroyd and co-pilot Larkin Newby were the pilots of Atlantic Southeast Airlines flight 4951 which was diverted to John F. Kennedy International Airport for the emergency landing. None of the 64 passengers on board the CRJ 900 twin-engine jet were injured and video of the harrowing skid to safety was caught on a cell phone camera of one of the passengers.

The airline is working with the National Transportation Safety Board to investigate the cause of the landing gear malfunction.

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