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US Airways Plane lands in the Hudson River- all 155 people alive

El Legenda
01-15-2009, 11:16 PM
http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/01/15/new.york.plane.crash/index.html
the pilot did an amazing job...this could have been really ugly :worship:




http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/US/01/15/new.york.plane.crash/art.plane.pukelis.irpt.jpg

http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/45381000/jpg/_45381054_quality_ugc_226.jpg

http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/45381000/jpg/_45381064_jet_ap466.jpg

http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/45380000/jpg/_45380992_rescuegrab_466.jpg

NicoFan
01-16-2009, 12:00 AM
Unbelievable watching this unfold on TV this afternoon.

The pilot did an excellent job. :worship:

A lot of people deserve kudos: the crew, the Coast Guard, NY Waterway, Circle Line, FDNY, NYPD, the passengers themselves for staying calm.

The picture of the passengers standing on the wings looking like they were walking on water was amazing.

Smasher
01-16-2009, 12:00 AM
Stunning job by the pilot :bowdown:

Baghdatis#1
01-16-2009, 12:02 AM
Pilot:worship:

fast_clay
01-16-2009, 02:10 AM
dude has to get a raise... like... come on...

buddyholly
01-16-2009, 02:50 AM
Bill O'Reilly called it a miracle. Never gave the pilot any credit.

alfonsojose
01-16-2009, 03:20 AM
Thank God Everyone is Ok. How deep is the Hudson river?

tangerine_dream
01-16-2009, 03:24 AM
An amazing miracle on the Hudson. I'm listening to some of the passengers speak now and they are positively giddy at their good fortune. Pilot C.B. Sullenberger is a hero. :worship:

smitty8
01-16-2009, 03:30 AM
Bill O'Reilly called it a miracle. Never gave the pilot any credit.

Bill O'Reilly is an ass. :rolleyes: I stopped listening to his drivel a long time ago.

Yes, it was amazing to watch this evening and listen to how the pilot glided them into the water and how everyone got out of it pretty ok. It could've been so much worse.

Lleytonrox159!!!
01-16-2009, 03:34 AM
The pilot is amazing :bowdown:

finishingmove
01-16-2009, 10:07 AM
nice one

Venle
01-16-2009, 01:30 PM
Pilot :yeah: :worship:

It would've scared the hell out of me if I had been there :scared:

El Legenda
01-16-2009, 03:31 PM
Thank God Everyone is Ok. How deep is the Hudson river?
65meters is the deepest part, most of it is deep since all kinds of ships use it.

Sparko1030
01-16-2009, 07:08 PM
Bill O'Reilly called it a miracle. Never gave the pilot any credit.


Of course not, O'Reilly was the one REALLY responsible for the miracle landing. I'm surprised he hasn't laid claim to that yet. He'll probably put it his next book. :rolls:

Seriously, it was a miracle, although perhaps the miracle was that that particular pilot on that flight. A saftey expert I believe. :worship:

Arkulari
01-16-2009, 08:06 PM
the pilot is too BIG, a true GOAT! :worship:
I'll send him Christmas gifts for the rest of my life if I were along the passengers :yeah:

tangerine_dream
01-16-2009, 09:40 PM
George Bush gave his farewell address yesterday and nobody even noticed. :rolls: While all the other news channels were discussing the Hudson river plane landing last night and today, Bill O'Reilly/Fox News kept all of their attention on Bush's farewell speech.

Pilot Sully has a fan club now (http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=56710389492). This is what a true hero looks like. :cool:

bad gambler
01-16-2009, 11:42 PM
Amazing it was apparently first successful "ditching" of a commercial passenger plane.

buddyholly
01-17-2009, 02:07 AM
George Bush gave his farewell address yesterday and nobody even noticed. :rolls: While all the other news channels were discussing the Hudson river plane landing last night and today, Bill O'Reilly/Fox News kept all of their attention on Bush's farewell speech.



How could anyone notice, if the media channels didn't discuss it, as you say? I guess your post is proof of left wing media bias.

But anyway, you are wrong. My cable company is having problems and FOX was all I had yesterday. They covered the plane ditching live all afternoon and in the evening O'Reilly covered it again, but it was already old news. And the proof that you just made your lying post up is in post #6 in this thread.

Pfloyd
01-17-2009, 02:57 AM
Great job from the pilot. :yeah:

Also, they were so freakin' lucky.

Isn't this like the 3rd time they ever used those silly life boats?

buddyholly
01-17-2009, 03:34 AM
Isn't this like the 3rd time they ever used those silly life boats?

What's silly about lifeboats? I would take one of those over 43 degree water any day.

Pfloyd
01-17-2009, 03:38 AM
What's silly about lifeboats? I would take one of those over 43 degree water any day.

Of course.

But overall, lifeboats in planes really don't prevent accidents.

buddyholly
01-17-2009, 03:30 PM
But overall, lifeboats in planes really don't prevent accidents.

Best post of 2009, so far.:lol::lol::lol:

Crazy Girl
01-17-2009, 03:50 PM
"What a pilot!...Or what a sailor?":drive::hatoff::hatoff::hatoff::hatoff::drive:My happiness for the 155 is too much!!!!:woohoo::woohoo::woohoo::woohoo:

tangerine_dream
01-17-2009, 10:03 PM
Check out this Coast Guard video (http://video.nytimes.com/video/2009/01/17/multimedia/1231545530718/coast-guard-video-of-plane-crash.html) of the plane landing in the water and how quickly the rafts were inflated and people were pouring out of the plane.

Here's another video of the landing (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/7835497.stm) from another angle.

This story amazes me still and I have to tell you that as a New Yorker it's been making me smile for days. After all the crap this city has gone through, a brilliant landing like this, the first time a plane has been successfully ditched and everybody survives, it does the city's spirits good. :)

Unfortunately they lost both the plane's engines in the muddy waters so it'll be a while before they find them. There's still no official word on what kind of birds took the plane down, everybody is assuming it was a flock of geese.

And good luck playing the lottery, lucky lottery number 1549 was sold out across the nation (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28692523/), lol.

http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v1947/128/122/711192448/n711192448_1357151_6268.jpg
The Man. :worship:

Bilbo
01-17-2009, 10:38 PM
This story amazes me still and I have to tell you that as a New Yorker it's been making me smile for days. After all the crap this city has gone through, a brilliant landing like this, the first time a plane has been successfully ditched and everybody survives, it does the city's spirits good. :)

could have happened everywhere. has nothing to do with the city imo.

Henry Chinaski
01-17-2009, 10:41 PM
I'm going to consider this pilot a massive fluke until he does it again. If he was so good he would've dodged the geese in the first place imo. It was his initial incompetence that caused this mess.

El Legenda
01-17-2009, 11:03 PM
I'm going to consider this pilot a massive fluke until he does it again. If he was so good he would've dodged the geese in the first place imo. It was his initial incompetence that caused this mess.

:p why dont you try dodging a geese at that speed and that size of a plane.

buddyholly
01-17-2009, 11:37 PM
Blame Canada

Bilbo
01-17-2009, 11:46 PM
I'm going to consider this pilot a massive fluke until he does it again. If he was so good he would've dodged the geese in the first place imo. It was his initial incompetence that caused this mess.

he must be a pretty good pilot but he also had the right circumstances (i.e. no waves on the hudson river and the head gap of the airplane). i'm sure many pilots could do that. you just have to be at the right place and the right time.

buddyholly
01-18-2009, 12:11 AM
The pilot is Jewish.

Henry Chinaski
01-18-2009, 12:13 AM
In that case, Mossad guided the plane to safety using computers to create some pro-Jewish propaganda.

Iván
01-18-2009, 12:18 AM
Bill O'Reilly called it a miracle. Never gave the pilot any credit.


typical comment from the devils sperm

Lee
01-18-2009, 12:27 AM
After they lifted the plane onto a barge, they found the right engine is still attached.

smitty8
01-18-2009, 03:29 AM
Check out the video, it's amazing. http://news.aol.com/article/both-engines-missing-from-downed-jet/308358

azza
01-18-2009, 08:18 AM
US Airways Flight 1549 > Ethiopian Airlines 961

tangerine_dream
02-09-2009, 05:34 PM
Capt. Sullenberger, the hero pilot. This is his first TV interview which came out yesterday. Cool, calm, and classy man, exactly as you'd expect. :cool:

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Postscript: Katie Couric is annoying.

Kolya
02-10-2009, 05:54 AM
Sullenberger is clutch under pressure :worship:

The guy did not panic or rush anything during that situation.

El Legenda
02-13-2009, 12:29 AM
:mad: i thought we were a good top hat for American :ras:

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Canada geese got into both engines of US Airways Flight 1549 and forced the plane to ditch into the Hudson River last month, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday.

The flight crew of the Airbus A320 put the plane down gently on the river, which separates New York from New Jersey, after the bird ingestion caused both engines to lose power on January 15. All 155 people aboard survived.

Adult Canada geese weigh between 5.8 and 10.7 pounds, although birds from resident populations rather than migratory populations can be heavier.

The plane's CFM56-5B/P turbofan engines were certified in 1996 as being able to withstand bird ingestion of 4 pounds.

The NTSB said last week that both engines contained the remains of birds, confirming the pilots' report that the engines shut down after colliding with birds less than two minutes after taking off from from New York's LaGuardia Airport.

Material from both engines was sent to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington for identification of the bird species.



Investigators have not yet determined how many birds hit the jet's engines.

The plane's flight data recorder "revealed no anomalies or malfunctions in either engine up to the point where the captain reported a bird strike, after which there was an uncommanded loss of thrust in both engines," the NTSB said last week.

Snowwy
02-13-2009, 12:37 AM
An engine should be able to withstand a bird. Its too bad that they were poorly engineered.

Henry Chinaski
02-13-2009, 12:41 AM
these were kamikaze birds trained by canadian terrsts

q.j.
02-13-2009, 12:45 AM
that's Canada's subversion at it's finest.

q.j.
02-13-2009, 12:54 AM
An engine should be able to withstand a bird. Its too bad that they were poorly engineered.

that's the strangest part
it's not like it's some fat ass bird that fully exploits the benefits of living in a socialist :lol: country like Canada

it's biggest specimen wights like 6kg or smthing
and it even has it's own diet :awww:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada_Goose

El Legenda
02-13-2009, 12:56 AM
I think more than 1 did the job.

buddyholly
02-13-2009, 04:04 AM
In post 28 in the original thread I already predicted that Canada would be blamed.

Snowwy
02-13-2009, 04:07 AM
that's the strangest part
it's not like it's some fat ass bird that fully exploits the benefits of living in a socialist :lol: country like Canada

it's biggest specimen wights like 6kg or smthing
and it even has it's own diet :awww:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada_Goose

They usually fly in groups, big groups, sometimes like 200-500 (these numbers are observation, not scientific)

GlennMirnyi
02-13-2009, 04:08 AM
An engine should be able to withstand a bird. Its too bad that they were poorly engineered.

Don't think so. The impact is huge.

Snoo Foo
02-13-2009, 05:48 AM
They found more than 25 dead birds (http://www.newsday.com/news/local/newyork/ny-nyplan1312457452feb13,0,2027098.story) in there.

TMJordan
02-13-2009, 07:02 AM
Well at least everyone survived here.

49 people dead in plane crash in Buffalo. :sad:

http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/02/13/plane.crash.new.york/index.html

RIP all.

Kolya
02-13-2009, 12:24 PM
Well at least everyone survived here.

49 people dead in plane crash in Buffalo. :sad:

http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/02/13/plane.crash.new.york/index.html

RIP all.

Insane.

RIP and condolences to their families and friends.

Lee
02-13-2009, 08:27 PM
Well at least everyone survived here.

49 people dead in plane crash in Buffalo. :sad:

http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/02/13/plane.crash.new.york/index.html

RIP all.

Condolences to the families. RIP.

One woman on board that plane, her husband was killed in WTC on 9/11. :sad:

cobalt60
02-15-2009, 10:31 PM
Well at least everyone survived here.

49 people dead in plane crash in Buffalo. :sad:

http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/02/13/plane.crash.new.york/index.html

RIP all.

I am flying one of those planes shortly :scared: Thankfully I am heading South on it to Newark :p
RIP to all those on board. How terrible.