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USAir 1549, One Year Ago Today  
User currently offlineLevg79 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 994 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2069 times:

Unbelievable but it already has been a year since Sully and Jeff ditched their A320 into the Hudson. I still remember seeing N106US floating in the Hudson from my office window and seeing people get out into the rafts through a set of binoculars that someone at work happened to have. I'm sure that those 155 people are celebrating their new birthday again today, they got a chance at a new life. So I'd like to say Happy Birthday to passengers and crew of flight US 1549.

P.S. I have recently finished reading Sully's "Highest Duty". This is an excellent book and I strongly recommend it to everyone.

Leo.


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User currently offlineBZNPilot From Belgium, joined Feb 2006, 262 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2014 times:



Quoting Levg79 (Thread starter):
P.S. I have recently finished reading Sully's "Highest Duty". This is an excellent book and I strongly recommend it to everyone.

Agreed. It's a wonderful and inspiring book for aviation fans and non-fans alike. I finished the book 2 weeks ago and I'm still thinking about some of the stories and lessons--both in flying and in general--that Sully wrote about.

BZNPilot


User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 1900 times:

a very interesting animation video of US Airways 1549:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tE_5eiYn0D0



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User currently offlineM11Stephen From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 1247 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1743 times:

I remember lying in bed, watching tv, and looking up and seeing a US Airways plane floating in a river on FOX news. I sad to myself, "I was right." Back then I was debating with people and trying to debunk the myth that, "A plane will shatter like an egg if it lands on water."


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User currently offlineGordomatic From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 93 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1674 times:



Quoting September11 (Reply 2):
a very interesting animation video of US Airways 1549:

Be sure to check out the other animations from the incident data & communications
http://www.exosphere3d.com/pubwww/pa...lery/cactus_1549_hudson_river.html

-Gordon



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User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8189 posts, RR: 24
Reply 5, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 1633 times:

There was a show last night on Discovery about it. It was, as expected, a total waste of time, particularly as they promised "the truth you haven't heard before."

My favorite part was when they described the "words no passenger wants to ever hear" as "brace for impact." Personally, I'd much rather hear brace for impact than "this is your captain, uh, you're on your own!"



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User currently offlineMaverick623 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 5562 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1566 times:



Quoting N766UA (Reply 5):
My favorite part was when they described the "words no passenger wants to ever hear" as "brace for impact." Personally, I'd much rather hear brace for impact than "this is your captain, uh, you're on your own!"

The fact that a pilot can make any announcement means there's still some control over the airplane, and that above all else makes incidents like this survivable.

Quoting M11Stephen (Reply 3):
I remember lying in bed, watching tv, and looking up and seeing a US Airways plane floating in a river on FOX news. I sad to myself, "I was right." Back then I was debating with people and trying to debunk the myth that, "A plane will shatter like an egg if it lands on water."

The night before it happened, I was sitting in a house in Long Island explaining to my cousin's husband what would happen under certain scenarios. We got on to the topic of planes ditching in the water, and I said that it would end very badly.

I woke up the next morning to find that my flight back was oversold, so I decided to just take B6 back from JFK.

5 minutes before leaving for the airport, I got a text message from my roommate. "You're not swimming, are you?"

I hadn't told my friends I had changed flights.



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