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US Airways A/C Down In The Hudson River PT. 2  
User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 49565 times:

Continuing the discussion from the first thread:


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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 30077 posts, RR: 59
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 49557 times:

148 pax and 5 crew confirmed as onboard and all off safetly according to FAA

User currently offlineKBUF From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 592 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 49560 times:

A320 going LGA-CLT-SEA.

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User currently offlineBladeLWS From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 403 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 49564 times:

Tug boat holding aircraft afloat and towing it to shore, FAA confirms all survived.

User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 1229 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 49424 times:

I really hope there is some kind of security camera that was angled properly to capture the accident on tape. Talk about amazing

User currently offlineGreaser From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1102 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 49444 times:

The facts so far;

US Airways Flt 1549, Type A320.
Fuselage intact.
All passengers + crew accounted for.
Double bird strike, both engines out. News people speculate canadian geese
Total flight time was around 3 mins.
Plane ditched into saltwater Hudson River, movement controlled by patrol boats.
A/C departed LGA runway 4. Ground stop initially, now all normal ops.
Primary hospitals include Roosevelt, St. Vincents
Around 25-50 pax sent to Roosevelt for treatment to exposure.

[Edited 2009-01-15 13:55:07]

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User currently offlineD L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 12438 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 49221 times:

any tail number yet?

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User currently offlineYZFOO7F From Canada, joined May 2005, 161 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 49226 times:

Quoting D L X (Reply 6):
any tail number yet?

From part 1, it was said to be 106.

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User currently offlineHangarRat From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 633 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 49232 times:

Just for the sake of conversation.

From the Passur replay, it looks like the GA aircraft that turned to avoid US1549 was a Eurocopter N461SA owned by Wings Air in White Plains.

Looks like he circled back after turning sharply right and diving about 400 feet.

Not sure of the heights involved, but US1549 was at about 1100 when it passed over the GWB. Is that a close call?

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User currently offlineJETSTREAM63 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 89 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 48955 times:
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can anyone confirm that it was definitely N106US ?

User currently offlineBigSky123 From Slovenia, joined Dec 2005, 149 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 48943 times:

It's a relief to hear everyone made it out alive. Great going!

User currently offlineAcabgd From Serbia, joined Jul 2005, 674 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 48961 times:

They're saying now flight time around 6 mins.
Anyway this is definitely the first successfull ditching of a modern airliner without any major injuries and deaths.
Kudos to the pilots and the rest of the crew! Great job!

User currently offlineLHR380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 48943 times:

As your would expect, the US Airways site is down.

Press conference very shortly.

User currently offlineLeezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4053 posts, RR: 52
Reply 13, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 48963 times:

I think there will be 2 pilots who will be having the most enjoyable beer of their lives tonight and boy do they deserve it !!.  praise 


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User currently offlineOrdpia From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 140 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 48950 times:

Quoting Greaser (Reply 5):
Plane ditched into freshwater Hudson River

The Hudson is salt water in the NY metro area

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User currently offlineYellowstone From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3071 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 48966 times:

Quoting HangarRat (Reply 8):
Not sure of the heights involved, but US1549 was at about 1100 when it passed over the GWB. Is that a close call?

The towers of the bridge are at 604 ft. (thanks, Wikipedia!), so probably a bit closer than would ordinarily be comfortable.

Hydrogen is an odorless, colorless gas which, given enough time, turns into people.
User currently offlineRandyWaldron From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 324 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 48734 times:

Does anyone have a transcript/recording of the conversation between the pilots and ATC?

"Flaps 20, gear down, landing checklist please..."
User currently offlineKBUF From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 592 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 48738 times:

Quoting JETSTREAM63 (Reply 9):
can anyone confirm that it was definitely N106US ?

To be honest, I'm not sure. The most recent photo of N106US in the DB (Taken 3/08) has it in the old livery, whereas the pictures of the crash site clearly show it's in the new livery.

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User currently offlineATWZW170 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 904 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 48721 times:

The US Airways webpage is not responding! No doubt all of us are trying to read anything on the page!

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User currently offlinePlateMan From United States of America, joined May 2007, 925 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 48726 times:

Bank of America reports numerous employees onboard the flight >CNBC

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User currently offlineKU747 From Kuwait, joined Mar 2008, 380 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 48720 times:

Glad to hear that everyone is safe and sound. Thanks to God.

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User currently offline44k From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 310 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 48742 times:

Quoting RandyWaldron (Reply 16):
Does anyone have a transcript/recording of the conversation between the pilots and ATC?

I second this request. I was lookig at www.liveatc.net but I'm not sure which one they would be using. Didn't see anything for LGA...

User currently offlineArcrftLvr From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 826 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 48451 times:

Quoting Leezyjet (Reply 13):
I think there will be 2 pilots who will be having the most enjoyable beer of their lives tonight and boy do they deserve it !!.

If I could, I'd buy the beers for 'em....They deserve it. I can't say it enough. The entire flight crew did an amazing job.

User currently offlineHiflyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2249 posts, RR: 3
Reply 23, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 48454 times:

Live pictures on TV shows the logo on the tail about 1-2 feet closer to the water than it was 15 minutes ago....left wing still out...right wing under.

Shorter flight like this normal fuel pattern is wing fuel only...empty center tanks...that may be helping here.

User currently offlineAlasdair1982 From UK - Scotland, joined Mar 2008, 468 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 48439 times:

Quoting Leezyjet (Reply 13):
I think there will be 2 pilots who will be having the most enjoyable beer of their lives tonight

A good few drams surely

25 R2rho : Great work by the flight crew - succesful ditchings are rare, let alone ditchings without fatalitites. Well done!
26 HighFlyer9790 : question- how many times has an aircraft of commercial size been successfully ditched?
27 LHR380 : Went to LIVEATC.NET but cant see anything to do with LGA, At 300 feet would they still be under LGW Tower control or would they have transferred to N
28 FlyMIA : Just another example of how pilots earn every single cent they earn and than some, how many other jobs are there out there where you have to make a li
29 Post contains links KBUF : It's working for me. There even a link to a press release on the front page. Here it is: US Airways Flight 1549 Initial Report TEMPE, Ariz.--(BUSINES
30 N202PA : The plane is fully submerged. You're watching a tape being played back in a loop.
31 Midcon385 : Absolutely fantastic work from the flight crew in getting this bird down safe and the cabin crew for getting the pax out. Tim
32 0NEWAIR0 : So there's this guy named Jeff that was interviewed on NBC (he was a passenger). He says that "they made sure that all of the women and children got o
33 FL787 : This is amazing and excellent job by the pilots. On Fox though, they are basically insinuating that the pilots have been under stress and safety could
34 SXDFC : I have browsed around N106US is indeed in the new colors. Glad to see everyone is safe, and I hope we get to hear from the pilots, although that migh
35 SEPilot : The VFR corridor ceiling is 1000 ft, so no, it wasn't a close call. But if it had happened a couple of miles earlier it would have been. I presume th
36 AWACSooner : Well...at least this birdstrike ended better than Yukla 27
37 ArcrftLvr : Hasn't the entire US fleet been re-painted? I can't remember the last time I saw the old livery. Although, I haven't been to PHL or CLT in awhile....
38 Columba : Amazing engineering I have to say What are the odds of something like this happening..... I guess that I will not have a problem flying with US Airwa
39 NA : Amazing job of the pilots. Amazing everybody got out. Amazing that ferryboasts started to take passengers off the palne within two minutes. Everybody
40 AustrianZRH : Could they please shut down that CNN weather guy who thinks of himself as an aviation expert? That man is just talking the biggest crap I've ever hear
41 Agar0514 : Thumbs Up to the boys on the Flight Deck!![Edited 2009-01-15 14:01:11]
42 Mir : From the past thread: Hiflyer: Checked several sources online including the FAA...no notams re birds for LGA that I could find....FAA site says curren
43 Caspritz78 : Yes it is possible to ditch an aircraft in a controlled matter. Now remember that the fuel tanks where still pretty full. With more air in the tanks i
44 Greaser : For whatever it matters...water temperature is 32.5 F. Now, that's cold. Air temp is 21F.
45 Nkops : He will be on every talk show.. guaranteed!!!!
46 Gener8tion : USAirways website works fine for me.....It gives an 800 number to call for info related to the accident
47 AustrianZRH : 4 pax at hospital treated for hypothermia. That's a bloody miracle! Ditching in the Hudson with 151 SOB, and the result is 4 minor injuries!
48 SWALUVFA : Gosh this gives me goosebumps!!! As a proud flight attendant that LOVES MY JOB SO MUCH it just reassures me how important it is to conduct my silent r
49 Gener8tion : The Hudson is not ONLY saltwater...for the most part, it's a fresh water river with it's source in the Adirondack mountains. In it's lower reaches ( N
50 Flyfree727 : Kudos to the pilots and flight attendants at US AIR for their professional execution of a ditching evacuation! AA ORD
51 Jetjack74 : They're talking about the experience level of more senior pilots, those flying beyond the now-defunct age-60 mandate. It is true that a higher probab
52 Hiflyer : Guess CNN MSNBC and others are wrong as showing it as live...lousy light quality as getting close to sunset up there....especially the live shont on
53 Sebjacques92 : Reports of flames coming out of the number one engine defore ditching (BBC - Ex-air force witness) no reports from status of engine number two
54 TheGMan : That number seems high considering the capacity for a US A320 is 138. you can look at this release intended for employees: thehub.usairways.com No, m
55 Airbus767 : What a pilot! I can't imagine how it would feel to go that close to a possible disaster - some of these passengers were born again, definitly... But w
56 AustrianZRH : 138 Y + 12 F, so 150 overall. Pretty good loadfactor at 146 pax...
57 KaiGywer : Holy shit.......! Several are... I saw an A321 this morning....shortly after an A320 in new colors
58 Post contains images FlyClearNR : Just got this picture sent from someone who was on one of the Hudson ferries. Not sure if it's already been posted but even if so, simply stunning....
59 Phatty3374 : First off, AMAZING job by the pilots. To be able to react the way they did to a double engine out situation and land the plane on the Hudson River (ca
60 AGM100 : New Video ,, it does appear the aircraft is under at this point. Check clear crew , excellent work all the way around a outstanding team. !
61 Speedbird2263 : Don't mean to be too technical but to respond to you and another poster's question about the 320 having a ''button specifically for ditching'', All t
62 AustrianZRH : USAir spokesman confirms 150 pax plus 5 crew in news conference. Load 100%.
63 Post contains images Astuteman : Absolutely! Hearty congrats to pilots and cabin crew - quite amazing! That too! Seems the "A320 tin-can" did OK    Rgds[Edited 2009-01-15 14:12:16]
64 TheGMan : Doh! I just quickly looked up the Y capacity, neglecting F.
65 Holidaycharter : Details on the aircraft Manufacturer: Airbus Model: A320-214 Search all Airbus A320-214 Year built: 1999 Construction Number (C/N): 1044 Number of Sea
66 HeavyMx1 : Also very fortunate that this happened when it did. A couple hours later and the lack of day light could have severally complicated things.
67 Curiousflyer : Where are they going to pull the aircraft? The Intrepid? I work downtown, I'd love to see it pass by on the river.
68 Acabgd : To be expected if you ingest geese. They tend to ruin the engine to a very high degree
69 Hiflyer : Folks...as of 1710 est it is still above water and has been moved close to shore near a park/high school....barely above water but still floating. Cro
70 Greaser : I think we are all ignoring the helpful river boat crews...things could have been alot worse with hypothermia had these captains not sped their boats
71 Panova98 : Canada goose situation on the East Coast of the US is completely out of control. Every pond, lake, river, bay is just full of them. Broods of up to 12
72 Tugger : What is truly amazing is this: A plane crash with a happy ending! You can argue the semantics of "crash" in relation to ditch but without a doubt this
73 Acabgd : True, you're right. Kudos to the ferry crews as well, apparently they didn't lose a second coming to the rescue.
74 Post contains links DFWramper : Quoting Jkudall (Reply 114): Check out the flight tracker here: http://www4.passur.com/lga.html Did anyone notice the GA aircraft going northbound at
75 United787 : Amazing! Does anyone pinpoint on a map where the plane went down?
76 SXDFC : Does anyone know or think of the Crew of this aircraft will actually speak to the public?
77 Greaser : Apparently was a eurocopter pilot
78 JFKPurser : I saw from my living room window the AC being pushed to the shore by the tugs. I was down in my building's gym when it happened.
79 Jetjack74 : Somewhere between NY/NJ
80 Post contains links Jawed : here is its flight path http://flightaware.com/live/flight/A...9/history/20090115/2004Z/KLGA/KCLT
81 Spacecadet : In New York, we have these things we call "lights" I wouldn't be joking if everybody hadn't survived. But seriously, the Hudson is lit up at night. I
82 Slider : Amen! Thanks for the info...I didn't know the estuary began that far up....appreciate the info!
83 LHR380 : And they wont be buying for a long time, I have a feeling there may be a hundred or so people standing in line to buy them one
84 SEPilot : There was a thread about the fact that we have gone 2 years without a passenger fatality on scheduled airliners in the US-thank God this does not appe
85 Contrails15 : If there is any place for this thing to happen this was the best place. NYC fire and police are the best not to mention all the ferries that came to t
86 NIKV69 : No it was touched in the other thread. A nice tribute to New Yorkers! That fast response with ferries able to take pax on board was great! What are y
87 Post contains links Seefivein : " target=_blank>http://flightaware.com/live/flight/A.../KCLT http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28678669/ has a map on it
88 FL787 : No they were suggesting all the merger talks have affected their flying ability It is funny because the age limit is 65. There are no 70 year old pil
89 AirRyan : Very smart indeed. In such a situation, where does the power come from to utilize the FBW control surfaces? Assuming you lose power to both engines a
90 Mir : If the birdstrike happened while the plane was on tower frequency, they would have likely reported it to the tower. If it happened while the plane wa
91 ContinentalAUS : Saw this happened at school, so i convinced my teacher to let us watch and informed the class of the shortcomings in the news. I explained what a bird
92 Post contains images Skibum9 : Glad that everyone made it off without serious injury. What a phenominal job by the pilots. Now for a little humor. New buy a new plane without a Carf
93 Mir : It's now next to Battery Park City (by the WTC site). The school is Stuyvesant (which I used to attend, interestingly). If the plane did go in at 50t
94 Post contains links Litz : There are some pictures in this gallery from the Lehigh Valley Express-Times website : http://photos.lehighvalleylive.com/g...20down%20in%20the%20Huds
95 LH470 : Kudos to the outstanding crew, to Airbus and our *A partner US Airways! LH470
96 TUNisia : Mega kudos to the amazing US Airways pilots! They deserve a lot! Kudos to Airbus for building such a great plane!
97 MSYPI7185 : Fantastic job by the crew!! It appears that the engines broke off upon impact with the water, at least the left one did from the video I just saw. Eve
98 Seefivein : anyone know where the location is to lift the A/C out of the water?
99 AirbusA346 : I bet the A320 will have sunk by the morning. Tom.
100 Thenoflyzone : Dont think so. Tug boats or what looks like coast guard boats seemed to have pushed the plane closer to shore. Don't think it will sink. hell, it wil
101 DSMflyer : upholstery Sounds like a great job by the crew. I'll be interested to hear their tales of the event.[Edited 2009-01-15 14:38:56]
102 Manny : Glad to see everyone made it out safely. What a brilliant job of landing the A/C. and evacuating it successfully. But i do not think this can really b
103 Sebjacques92 : At the moment they are in the process of getting some control of the aircraft so they can toe it out of the main shipping routes and are looking to f
104 AirFrance : i know they are bringin the 320 out of the water but where. give much props to the pilots for a great job landing it like a feather. they dubbed this
105 Daleaholic : That would be funny if you spelt upholstery right
106 Richardw : Will the NYC Port Authority and Airbus both want this aircraft recovered from the river?
107 DiscoverCSG : Apparently, they were late leaving LGA and decided to skip CLT and go straight into SEA. I'm quite sure they wouldn't have been talking to Gatwick To
108 Post contains links Vfw614 : Couple of pictures here: http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-182007
109 PiedmontINT : I would assume that if an airliner goes into the drink it would be automatically written off, right? I will also join everyone in congratulating the
110 Litz : Is there a link for this video (is it online somewhere?)? - litz
111 Moose135 : Local NBC station here in NYC is reporting the captain will be joining Mayor Bloomberg at a press conference at 1800L. I suspect, given the nature of
112 Jetjack74 : Well, being a crewmember whose airline is going through a merger, I can tell you that complacency, anger/resentment, and lack of focus can play a par
113 Glideslope : Kudos to the flight crew. That 320 must have been dropping like a rock. One bounce on the water is amazing. Professionals at their best!!!
114 Tropical : As I'm sure it's been said many times already over the last 350-odd posts, a big 'phew!' and massive relief that nobody was killed. Only a few days ag
115 Glideslope : Just be glad you have a job, Jack.
116 DBCC : " target=_blank>http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-182007 I love the ttitle "U.S.AIRWAY'S A320 UNEXPECTLY CRASHED,A SHEER MIRACLE" Does a ticket cost le
117 Bcoz : I would think it would be a hazard to navigation otherwise. bcoz
118 NIKV69 : Conflicts with the NTSB's presser. Don't see why Bloomberg wants the captain to say anything when his company and the NTSB would rather he just talk
119 AviRaider : I doubt they will let it sink. It would pose an environmental risk and a navigational hazard. Good job by crew, ferry boats and passengers for keepin
120 DBCC : mmmm, yes, but watch USAirways, Airbus and the Captain get class-action sued for polluting the river with fuel and oil by GreenPeace.
121 DSMflyer : C.B. Sullenberger was the captain according to CNN. 29-year veteran.
122 William : MSNBC, Lester Holt is doing the best job. His brother was on the phone and he is an Airline pilot. Lester seems to have learned a lot of aviation info
123 Ordpia : CNN just reported the captain is Chelsey B. Sullenberger. Hats off to you sir.[Edited 2009-01-15 14:55:00][Edited 2009-01-15 14:57:12]
124 B747forever : Wow I just came from school and heard about this. Really glad that everything went well, no deaths. Kudos to the flight crew!
125 Post contains links and images JFKTOWERFAN : Pic is not working....here it is just before ditching. http://quiteallright.blogspot.com/20...s-flight-1549-pre-crash-photo.html Corey[Edited 2009-01
126 B747forever : Wow, what a picture. Wonder if anyone has a video of this incident?
127 NIKV69 : Wow what a pic!
128 MadameConcorde : My utmost respect to the cockpit crew and FAs on board. Today has to be the passengers and all on board luckiest day. This is one heck of a miracle!
129 SEPilot : Absolutely. Water, especially salt water, does all kinds of nasty things to all systems, but most particularly electrical systems. The only way to ma
130 Argonaut : -------Quoting 787EWR (reply 188 in previous thread): A Pan Am clipper ditched in the Pacific decades ago. I'm not sure if anyone died, but I know the
131 Boeingfan : NYC Mayor Bloomberg speaking now 16:59 CST/17:59 EST Believe everyone is safe not confirmed. Airbus should be commended on their flightdeck automation
132 Superfly : That's incredible! Glad to hear everyone made it out safely. Kudos to the pilots!
133 LHR380 : Umm, im sure my post says LGA!!
134 F9Animal : I was thinking about making a commercial just like that, and putting it on youtube! LOL! Do most of us think alike? Anyways, it is incredible everyth
135 Wolbo : Great job from the pilots and a great advert for Airbus aircraft.
136 Mir : As I understand it, the pilot isn't going to talk to the media until he's talked to the NTSB, which is the right course of action. Though I wouldn't b
137 ZANL188 : ************************************************************ National Transportation Safety Board Washington, DC 20594 January 15, 2009 **************
138 Flyusairways : My most sincere congratulations to the crew members of this flight, and my deepest respect and admiration for their work. I am truly relieved at the p
139 B747forever : And that is the only right thing. Wonder who the pilot is?
140 Post contains links Timz : Not exactly, but those twin apartments left of center in the pic in Reply 58 are these http://tinyurl.com/7357rn and the one in Reply 125 is http://t
141 Smokeyrosco : Absolutly amazing! Wasn't it Us that came out recently and said they have not had a fatality in the last 2 years which in itself is amazing, this is j
142 Jetjack74 : I'm not complaining about my job or it's status. Just giving FL787 an example. Obviously you didn't really "read" my post
143 Tropical : I hope there weren't any pets in the cargo hold. I know the main priority of course is human lives, but it would be nice to hear nobody's dog or cat w
144 Post contains links RedChili : The Norwegian state-owned television, NRK, reports on its web site that the airplane was of the type "Airbus A320-FAA." http://www.nrk.no/nyheter/uten
145 ElBandGeek : very nice and to add a little more humor, I was watching the report on NBC. They wrapped up their coverage to return to normal programming just befor
146 Post contains links and images Vfw614 : Apparently this is a picture of the Captain: He is apparently running a side business called "Safety Reliability Methods, Inc"
147 HighFlyer9790 : unbelievable job by the crew, the pilots for executing a perfect ditching, and flight attendants for evacuating in the best way. god bless the crew.
148 Post contains links Vfw614 : ....his Linkedin profile: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/5/209/118 P.S.: Could a mod remove the embedding code from my above post as I am unable (?) to e
149 GrahamHill : Glad to see that everybody made it safe! Excellent job from the pilot and all the crew!
150 MadameConcorde : My utmost respect to the Captain on this flight, his F/O and cabin crew. This is a most uncommon air mishap in the least expected place. Can you imag
151 Timz : I'm guessing pretty automatically-- but you remember that JAL DC-8-62 that settled into San Francisco Bay and flew for years after that.
152 SlimShady : I seriously doubt US would allow the crew to do a press conference. The crews are trained to fly airplanes, not speak in public and handle the idioti
153 Maxpower1954 : Ok, as an Airbus 320 pilot I can assure you guys that in the event of a double engine failure, you lower the nose to maintain flying speed - on the a
154 Litz : " target=_blank>http://www.linkedin.com/pub/5/209/118 Goodness me ... that is quite a set of credentials. - litz
155 Steeler83 : Wow, what a shocker there... My hat goes off to this guy and the rest of the crew for their superior handling of this situation! That is unbelievable
156 747fan : Kudos to Captain Sullenberger, he is without a doubt a hero.
157 NIKV69 : Oh God Wolf Blitzer just asked Fred Berretta who was onboard did he break down and cry out of happiness. Good Lord.
158 Litz : I doubt a full gag order, but for sure if/when they DO speak it will be heavily self-censored. Capt. Haynes, after the UA-232 crash, did speak public
159 Prebennorholm : This is a write off in any case. This plane has been exposed to unknown forces way beyond design limits, and nobody can know when and where main stru
160 Chris777 : Can somebody let the news channels and everybody else know that there were other crew members on that plane.I am sorry to say that and please don't mi
161 Gearup : A340 overuns runway and ends up in Etobicoke Creek and goes up in flames....everyone walks away. 777ER pancakes onto ground at LHR shearing off engine
162 DingDong : CFM56, I believe.
163 Starlionblue : As mentioned by Maxpower1954, nope. Envelope protection is "protection". Pilots still fly the plane "as nornal" in most circumstances. Furthermore, h
164 MadameConcorde : A man to be respected and admired. His passengers will never forget him. I hope he will be awarded a high U.S. National Distinction.
165 Post contains links Timz : Did anybody post the Wikimedia pic, before the boats arrived? http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...-Plane_crash_into_Hudson_River.jpg Background in
166 Speedbird2263 : Roger that.
167 Post contains links FlyLKU : This may help. http://flightaware.com/live/flight/A.../20090115/2026Z/KLGA/KLGA/tracklog
168 AeroVega : Except for the two geese. May they rest in peace.
169 Vfw614 : Probably US Airways can get some PR spin from allowing the crew to give a press conference. Same happened with the crew of the crash-landed BA B777-20
170 Mir : Something you learn very early in training is that slowest practical speed is NOT the best glide speed. You need a lot of power to fly that way, and
171 FlyLKU : Perhaps, but there are very few active pilots that have experience with total power loss. I can think of four; two of them live in the U.K.
172 CodyKDiamond : Great job to the flight crew and FAs. I flew this A320 on 6/13/02 from DCA to LGA! I hope she will fly again. If they can fix a JAL DC-8 and rewire 26
173 KELPkid : Sometimes luck plays into this, too.... Don't knock on wood, or it (another fatal accident) might happen sooner than later Imagine if this accident h
174 ArcrftLvr : No, at 300 feet they would not be speaking to Gatwick Tower. I believe they would be talking to Atlantic Oceanic via HF radio. Am I correct? I'm taki
175 PlanesNTrains : I thought I read that they had handed off from the tower, but I'm not sure. That might explain the left wing sticking out of the water more. This is
176 ZANL188 : If the landing didn't damage it beyond economical repair I bet all those boats nudging up against it did!!
177 Dc863 : Apart from this successful ditching the only other one to mind is the ONA(leased by ALM) DC-9 which went down in the Carib Sea in 1970. That one unfor
178 Post contains links AmricanShamrok : I never thought them water landings you see in the safety demos would actually happen without any fatalities. Excellent job. Don't know if it has alre
179 Prebennorholm : All airliner pilots in the world have experienced that several times in the simulator. The major difference is that in the in the simulator you don't
180 ArcrftLvr : Ummm, go back and read your post!!!
181 LHR380 : Oh yea, did not see the second one haha. Opps
182 StarAlliance38 : Great job to the US Airways Crew for a safe ditching! I'm flying LGA-CLT in a week and I had a choice between the CRJ and the 321. I feel safe now eit
183 Devildog2222 : I know the humans life is more important then anything else at least with this incident, but I was wondering if there were any dogs, cats or anyother
184 N197 : If all reports are accurate, a collision of Superior Airmanship and Luck occured. Incredible job by the crew and rescue crews. Kudos also to the US Ai
185 Scarebus03 : Not just the engineers in TLS but the entire maufacturing and engineering fraternity of the A320 family worldwide. Also the guys and gals that mainta
186 B707forever : We haven't seen the part of the aircraft that slammed into the water yet though I share your hope it can be salvaged, though not sure I'd want to rid
187 LXA333 : Miracle on Hudson. on NY1 one of the reporters from BX has footage of the plane which includes an exploding sound, he claims that a flock of birds is
188 Mirrodie : A great job by the ferries, the authorities, and flight crew. Real smart and quick thinking on one of the coldest days in four years in NY. Everyone d
189 JonasJ : Amazing job by the crew!
190 LY744 : About successful ditching of jet transports: there was a Tu-104 (or -124) that ditched in a river in St. Petersburg, Russia, in the 60's (complete wit
191 Tugger : Ahh, not so much: "Fly on OUR planes, because when they crash in unpredictably ideal circumstances you'll survive!" Definitely better to have "no dea
192 PC12Fan : Awesome! Awesome! AWESOME!!!
193 Post contains links NCB : Great pictures here: http://www.hln.be/hln/nl/960/Buitenl...r-in-New-Yorkse-Hudson-River.dhtml
194 Dc863 : At least the flight crew didn't have to ditch in the open ocean with heavy swells. If one had to ditch in water the Hudson was one perfect place to do
195 ScrubbsYWG : it was mentioned that the pilot had a side company called Safety Reliability Methods, Inc. if you go to their website, there is a 2 page resume/cv of
196 B727LVR : Bravo Zulu to all parties involved to keep everyone safe. My hats off to the pilot. What I find to be the most remarkable, was that the Captain walked
197 VTMAA : I hope this incident alone makes more passengers pay attention to the safety demonstration by the F/A and it is not think it is a joke, I know I sure
198 Swf : Amazing job by everyone. Only in New York City could someone put an airliner down in the water on a 20 degree day in 35 deegree water less than a mile
199 Post contains links Dtw9 : Here's a link to the pilot http://safetyreliability.com/about_us
200 Midcon385 : Bravo Zulu to Capt. Sollenberger and the rest of the crew indeed! Tim
201 Sandyb123 : Great job by the pilots. I am just amazed to see a A320 floating in the Hudson river in those photos! Unbelievable. This is the second A 320 to ditch
202 Arffguy : I thought of that too. Hard hit plus cargo doors below water level that can't be opened aren't promising factors. What about human tissue or remains
203 Itsjustme : Calling someone a "hero" for doing something they're trained to do diminishes true heroic acts. Yes, from early accounts, the entire flight crew did
204 Matt777 : It's just amazing to see the plane all in one piece and the people standing on the wing waiting to be rescued!
205 San747 : It is US Airways policy (or at least former HP policy when I was working at SNA until March 08) not to carry live animals in the bellies, so I'm pret
206 KDTWFlyer : First thank God the passengers and crew are safe! Good job Captain Sully! Does anyone know what the fully dirty configured A320 stall speed is as this
207 SpeedBirdA380 : Not sure I quite understand you. What doe's having a double engine failure on a twin engined jet right after takeoff and ditching in the water have t
208 PlanesNTrains : Definition: a man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities.a person who, in the opinion of others, has he
209 Phileet92 : Kudos to the pilot and flight crew. So glad this turned out better than a situation like this suggests. Truly a miracle in my own back yard! Phileet92
210 CasInterest : Good job to the pilot. Good job to the US Airways Crew, Good Job to the passengers. Good job to the crews of FDNY, Coast Guard, NY/NJ port Authority,
211 RyeFly : What an amazing job by the pilots!!!! Congrats to them on a job well done!
212 Tugger : That's why I used "unpredictably ideal". I am referring to the crash landing not the initial incident. Most crashes are not this fortunate, this one
213 Brettdespain : We train for engine-out take off and landings, we even train for double-engine flameouts. We do have instructions for ditching in the water but we do
214 MedAv : Relatively ideal. A nice long relatively calm patch of water with an outgoing tide, a gazillion ferries/boats close by, a pilot with 19,000 hours, et
215 Maxpower1954 : Around 110 to 115 knots would be the ideal touchdown speed. You don't want to try to stall a large aircraft in a ditching situation.
216 NCB : Pilots are not trained to physically ditch an aircraft, one can't practice that on a simulator, nor are they trained to predictably cope with all-eng
217 BTCCMan : How ironic that Capt Sully has participated in several NTSB crash investigations. I'd love to be a fly on the wall when he gives his testimony to the
218 DiscoverCSG : If you're referring to the pilots from last year's Heathrow problem, it was not a total power loss. They were near a body of water wide enough for di
219 SpeedBirdA380 : Oh ok I understand. I was not quite sure what you meant.
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