Nike Jet to Try Emergency Landing
A Nike Inc. corporate jet carrying seven people developed landing gear problems shortly after takeoff Monday and was preparing to make an emergency landing, officials said.
Neither Nike founder Phil Knight nor any sports stars were on board, a Federal Aviation Administration spokesman said.
Vada Manager, a Nike spokesman, would not reveal the identities of those on board the Gulfstream V, other than to say they included three senior executives, a fourth Nike employee and three crew members.
The right main landing gear on the chartered jet became stuck shortly after the plane took off from Hillsboro airport, bound for Toronto. Allen Kenitzer, an FAA spokesman, said the plane crew was trying to correct the landing gear problem by talking with the Gulfstream company. The crew was also taking steps to burn off fuel.
A Nike Inc. corporate jet carrying Chief Executive William Perez and other executives landed safely at an Oregon airport on Monday after a landing gear problem forced it to circle over Portland for hours.