Friday, January 16, 2009

Miracle on the Hudson

155 passengers on the US Airways flight from LaGuardia to Charlotte that crashed in the Hudson River yesterday; All are alive and well (one victim did suffer two broken legs but is doing well at this time). Pilots cite running into a flock of geese as the cause of the failed engines and crash. One person noted: [The pilot] had 2,900 ft., which translates to about 80 seconds, to survey the situation, devise a plan, and carry it out…. landing on water… framed by 12 million people… with NO power and limited control… without anyone getting seriously injured.

Quick Thinking Pilot!

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