Greaser From Bahamas, joined Jan 2004, 1085 posts, RR: 4 Reply 5, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 45727 times:
The facts so far;
US Airways Flt 1549, Type A320.
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.
Acabgd From Serbia, joined Jul 2005, 635 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 45244 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!