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Successful Water Landings  
User currently offlineLY204 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 91 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 1 month 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 5009 times:

How many successful water-landings of modern commercial aircraft have taken place. I know that the Ethiopian 767 led to some very unfortunate losses, but my understanding is that had the hijackers not pounced on the pilot while he was landing the plane, more people's lives would have been spared.

Any other water-landings with a more successful outcome to report?

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User currently offlinePilotboi From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2366 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 5004 times:

Here's a small list of examples where passengers survived:

User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 28122 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 4997 times:

There are many threads on this subject if you do a search. Here's one from the Civil Aviation forum:
Landing On Water - Successful Attempts? (by Geoffm Oct 27 2004 in Civil Aviation)

There was another with quite a few replies just 2 or 3 weeks ago but don't have time to search for it now.

User currently offline9VSIO From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 729 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4956 times:
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Aren't they technically ditchings as opposed to landings?

Me: (Lining up on final) I shall now select an aiming point. || Instructor: Well, I hope it's the runway...
User currently offlinePilotboi From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2366 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 16 hours ago) and read 4851 times:

Quoting 9VSIO (Reply 3):
Aren't they technically ditchings as opposed to landings?

That would be a more appropriate term. Unless a pilot thinks they are in float plane and actually try to land normally.

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