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Successful Water Landings  
User currently offlineLY204 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 61 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 10 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3174 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 (6 years 10 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3169 times:

Here's a small list of examples where passengers survived:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_landing#Commercial_aircraft


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25311 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (6 years 10 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3162 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, 717 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (6 years 10 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 3121 times:
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Aren't they technically ditchings as opposed to landings?


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User currently offlinePilotboi From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2366 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3016 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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