Jet Pilot Makes Great Landing Despite Disabled Landing Gear
(Hillsboro, Oregon) A Lear jet with five people on board landed safely today after the pilot discovered his front landing gear had not deployed correctly. Hillsboro Fire and Rescue was called to standby for the incident at 2:53 pm.
The pilot made several passes at low altitude so experts could determine whether the nose gear was down properly. The wheel appeared to be deployed at an odd angle. The pilot aborted his landing attempt for a period of time to burn off more than half of his estimated 8,000 lbs. of fuel.
When the aircraft landed, the pilot was able to maintain control of the aircraft until it made a complete stop on the Hillsboro Airport runway. Hillsboro Fire Department crews ensured no one was injured and there was no fire or other problems with the aircraft. They cleared from the scene at about 4:30 pm when an aircraft tow arrived to remove the aircraft from the runway.
Hillsboro Firefighters Aid Cancer Patient -- Ask for Your Help
(Hillsboro, Oregon) A Hillsboro school teacher's husband who is battling cancer is getting his wish for a family trip back to his hometown in New York courtesy of the Hillsboro Firefighters' Random Acts of Kindness charity. Forty-seven year old Joe Genduso was recently diagnosed with stage four Glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer. He is undergoing radiation and chemotherapy.
Joe wanted to take his wife, Nicole, the daughter of former Hillsboro City Manager Tim Erwert, and their two children, Joey and Brooklyn, to see his family and make some special memories for all. They set up a web site at www.gofundme.com/2x4ux8
and raised a portion of the funds to make the trip. Hillsboro firefighters pitched in $3,500 for the remainder of the travel expenses. Any additional funds raised through the web site will go toward the family's medical expenses.
You can help either by contributing at the web site or by attending the rummage sale being held at Ladd Acres Elementary School, 2425 SW Cornelius Pass Road. The sale, organized by family and friends, will be held this Friday, May 24th, from 9 am to 5 pm. One-hundred percent of the proceeds will go toward the Genduso family medical bills.
Photo Caption: Joe Genduso and family with Hillsboro Battalion Chief Brian Washam.