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  • The 10 miracle babies of the Hudson: Captain Sully meets the children born

    01/15/2013 6:34:46 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 8 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 15 January 2013
    In the four years since Captain 'Sully' Sullenberger safely crash-landed his jetliner on the Hudson River in New York City, ten babies have been born to the passengers aboard his plane. The anniversary of the 'Miracle on the Hudson' served as a reminder that the hero pilot did more than just save 155 lives on January 15, 2009. The captain of U.S. Airways flight 1549 today had a chance to meet some of those ten children who would not be in the world without him. Additionally, 20 passengers got to personally thank Sullenberger for his quick-thinking and bravery. Ten lives:...
  • 'Miracle on the Hudson' Pilot Sullenberger Retires

    03/03/2010 2:57:51 PM PST · by Daffynition · 32 replies · 723+ views
    ABC News ^ | March 03, 2010 | MITCH WEISS and SAMANTHA BOMKAMP
    Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger has flown his final flight. [SNIP]
  • Sully: Harrison Ford is a "Good Choice" to Play Me

    01/07/2010 8:49:19 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies · 888+ views
    NBC11 ^ | 1/7/10
    Captain Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger chats about his role in the documentary "Brace for Impact" and who could potentially star in a feature film version.
  • Flight 1549 3D Reconstruction

    11/14/2009 5:58:20 AM PST · by moneyrunner · 17 replies · 951+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 11/14/2009 | Moneyrunner
    Incredible video of Flight 1549 reconstructed in 3D from take off to landing. Click on the link for the video.
  • Sully Reveals Secret Pain: His Father's Suicide

    08/19/2009 10:38:39 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies · 1,160+ views
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Wed, Aug 19, 2009 | Daniel Macht
    Capt. Chesley Sully Sullenberger made it his life's mission to protect lives because he couldn't save his father from suicide, according to the hero pilot's blockbuster new book. "One of the reasons I think I've placed such a high value on life is that my father took his," Sullenberger reveals in the memoir, a copy of which the New York Daily News obtained ahead of the tome's October release. Sullenberger reveals that his father, a dentist from Texas, battled depression and shot himself in 1995 at age 78 in the book "Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters." "I'm...
  • Flight 1549: The miracle that almost wasn't, NTSB hearings begin

    06/09/2009 8:02:26 AM PDT · by Peter Horry · 20 replies · 676+ views (Rochester, NY) ^ | 06/09/2009 | (AP)
    Even after Flight 1549 glided to a near-perfect forced landing on the Hudson River in January, the plane and its 155 passengers and crew came within inches of catastrophe when someone cracked open a rear door, sending water gushing into the cabin. Who opened the door is one of the questions the National Transportation Safety Board hopes to answer during three days of hearings on the accident beginning Tuesday. Other issues include crew training for forced water landings and dual engine failures, whether aircraft standards for ditching are adequate, bird detection and mitigation efforts at airports, and whether engine standards...
  • U.S. Airways Flight 1549 rolls to Teterboro Airport

    03/01/2009 2:59:03 PM PST · by Sergeant Tim · 9 replies · 1,444+ views ^ | March 1, 2009 | Tim Sumner
    Yesterday afternoon, Anthony Quintano was alerted by a friend that U.S. Airways Flight 1549 was being towed down New Jersey’s Route 46 towards Teteboro Airport where it will be examined in detail. ... In addition, the co-founder, Dean Thompson, of the 9/11 Flight Crew Memorial passed on eleven great photos of Flight 1549 being towed through narrow city streets in New Jersey as the sun set.
  • US Air Flight 1549's Trip Through Town

    03/01/2009 1:34:27 PM PST · by TruthBeforeAll · 5 replies · 1,263+ views
    Unknown | Unknown
    Probably won't see this one again anytime soon! When they took US Air's Flight 1549 out of the Hudson they ended up having to detour through East Rutherford, NJ. These roads were not made for planes.
  • Young captain reacts like 'seasoned pro'

    02/28/2009 10:16:58 PM PST · by Coleus · 4 replies · 483+ views ^ | ASHLEY KINDERGAN
     Video: NYPD Divers Talk About RescueFirst, Brittany Catanzaro piloted a commuter ferry through a rescue mission that fished 24 people out of the frigid Hudson River after a plane landed in the water.   Then, she appeared on Larry King Live and did an interview with CNN's Campbell Brown. Throughout, she attended to a phone that wouldn't stop ringing.    Let's just say Thursday was a busy day for Catanzaro, a 20-year-old Fairview resident and NY Waterway ferry captain. Catanzaro, the authority's first female captain, was steering the second boat that reached a US Airways flight that had been forced down after...
  • Hudson River Plane Landing (US Airways 1549) Animation with Audio

    02/27/2009 2:49:12 PM PST · by FrdmLvr · 7 replies · 709+ views
    YouTube ^ | 2-6-09 | SceneSystems
  • Controller Thought Sully's Move Was "Death Sentence"

    02/24/2009 12:52:28 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 36 replies · 1,680+ views
    NBC New York ^ | Feb 24, 2009
    The air traffic controller who handled US Airways Flight 1549 said he thought he was hearing a death sentence when the pilot said he was ditching in New York's Hudson River. Meet some of the survivors of U.S. Airways Flight 1549 that made an emergency landing in the frigid waters of the Hudson River after a flock of birds took... Controller Patrick Harten said, "I believed at that moment I was going to be the last person to talk to anyone on that plane alive." The 10-year veteran controller publicly described his reactions to last month's miracle landing in the...
  • "Miracle on the Hudson" Pilot Describes that Day on 60 Minutes - Video 2/8/09

    02/09/2009 8:16:02 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 4 replies · 777+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | February 9, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of U.S. Airways Capt. Chesley ''Sully'' Sullenberger appearing on CBS News' 60 Minutes last night. Sullenberger is interviewed by Katie Couric and describes what it was like that day when he had to land Flight 1549 in the Hudson River. The piece also shows Sullenberger at a gathering of the grateful passengers, expressing their gratitude to him and the entire flight crew. The video is of the entire 60 Minutes program. The Sullenberger segment begins at the 1:53 mark of the video. . . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Pilot 'in Shock' as He Landed Jet in River

    02/08/2009 6:36:55 PM PST · by BAW · 79 replies · 7,332+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Feb 8, 2009 | SUSAN CAREY
    After US Airways Flight 1549 crash-landed in the Hudson River in New York last month, flight attendant Doreen Welsh, stationed in the back of the A320 jetliner, tried to close an emergency exit opened by a passenger, allowing water to rush in. According to an interview aired Sunday on CBS News's "60 Minutes," Ms. Welsh said after a passenger "came back and pushed me back and opened the door," garbage cans and coffee pots "were floating" and "things were flying. It was crazy back there." But the veteran attendant at US Airways Group Inc. said she "started yelling...and pushing people...

    02/05/2009 6:10:07 AM PST · by NYer · 67 replies · 2,822+ views
    Divine Mercy ^ | February 4, 2009 | Felix Carroll
    A banker on a business trip in New York City, Fred Berretta had just checked into his hotel room. He had about 20 minutes down time before he had to meet his colleagues. For some reason he decided to clean out his briefcase, something he hadn't done in a long time. As he emptied it out, he came across a booklet he had stuffed into a pocket years ago on praying the Chaplet of The Divine Mercy. He recalls having prayed it a few times years ago. But by Jan. 15, 2009, it was a good intention mislaid —...
  • Bird remains in both engines of US Airways jet

    02/04/2009 4:06:27 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies · 715+ views
    Reuters ^ | February 4, 2009 | by John Crawley
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Bird remains were found in both engines of a US Airways jetliner that lost power and ditched in New York's Hudson River last month, U.S. transportation investigators said on Wednesday. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said both engines of the Airbus A320 were damaged and contained "organic material" that was sent to bird experts at the Smithsonian Institution for identification. The board previously had said bird remains were found in the right engine, and now has confirmed the same in the left engine. The pilot of Flight 1549 bound for Charlotte, North Carolina, radioed to air...
  • American pilot talks about her experience on US Airways flight

    02/01/2009 10:57:16 AM PST · by txroadkill · 39 replies · 2,698+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | Jan 30, 2009 | Terry Maxon
    The Allied Pilots Association, which represents American Airlines pilots, sent out this account Friday afternoon. Rather than repeat what the APA wrote, I'll provide it in its entirety: The following is an exclusive account for our members from one of our pilots who was onboard US Airways Flight 1549 when the pilots made a successful emergency ditching into New York's Hudson River. First Officer Susan O'Donnell is a LGA-based 767 pilot. She resides with her family in Winnsboro, South Carolina. Susan is a former Navy pilot, hired at AA in February 1990. She has flown the 727, F100, A300 and...
  • Ungrateful Flyers

    01/30/2009 11:53:44 AM PST · by TruthHound · 31 replies · 1,113+ views ^ | 1/30/09 | Mike Gallagher
    The headline in USA Today gave me a sinking feeling: “US Airways Gives Passengers On Flight $5000.00 Each -- Passengers Wonder, Is it Enough?” Is it enough? Is anything ever enough anymore? It is absolutely, positively inconceivable that anyone aboard the miraculous US Airways Airbus whose pilot made a safe water landing after birds were sucked into the engines would expect US Airways to fork over a ton of money to them. This was one great story: a pilot makes a split-second decision to ditch into the frigid waters of the Hudson River, a decision that saved everyone on board...
  • NFL to honor Flight 1549 crew before Super Bowl

    01/29/2009 2:42:56 PM PST · by Justaham · 5 replies · 355+ views
    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- US Airways pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger and the crew from Flight 1549 will be honored by the NFL before the Super Bowl. Sullenberger, co-pilot Jeffrey B. Skiles and flight attendants Doreen Walsh, Sheila Dail and Donna Dent will be recognized before the start of Sunday's game between the Arizona Cardinals and Pittsburgh Steelers.
  • Passengers Hint at Future Lawsuits in Flight 1549

    01/28/2009 11:44:50 AM PST · by La Enchiladita · 65 replies · 1,939+ views ^ | Jan. 28, 2009 | Staff
    Man Says "He Would Like To Be Made Whole" And so it begins. While "The Miracle on the Hudson" is gradually fading from the headlines, it appears clerks are toiling away in legal offices around the country to figure out who could be held legally liable in the incident under New York law, the depth of their pockets, and who'd get in line to collect. Before we all blame the lawyers, though, it should be noted they may only be responding to passengers itching to sue US Airways for as-yet-unknown damages.... Kreindler & Kreindler, a New York law firm with...
  • Hero Pilot Disses Today Show (I like this guy even more!)

    01/27/2009 8:26:38 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 39 replies · 2,500+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 1/27/2009 | ANDREW GREINER
    Everyone's favorite pilot, Chesley Sullenberger is a little less popular with Matt Lauer this week. Sullenberger originally promised an exclusive interview to NBC's Today Show host. The interview was supposed to take place on January 19. That morning, however, Lauer announced that the interview was postponed because the pilot's union wanted to give the NTSB investigation more time. Lauer said he "completely understands" the request but promised his audience that the interview would happen. Now, it seems the hero pilot is gliding past Lauer and telling his story to CBS News' Katie Couric.
  • "Miracle on the Hudson" Pilot Speaks for the First Time - Video 1/24/09

    01/24/2009 5:53:25 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 1 replies · 195+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 24, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of the first public comments from U.S. Airways Pilot Chesley Sullenberger ("Sully") as he and his wife appeared at a hero's welcome homecoming in Danville, California. Sullenberger and his wife gave brief remarks. He displayed deep humility, just what you would expect from this genuine American hero . . . . . . (watch video)
  • Tape shows NC-bound plane's Hudson River landing

    01/23/2009 4:18:13 AM PST · by NCjim · 17 replies · 2,062+ views
    News and Observer ^ | January 23, 2009
    NEW YORK -- A newly released security camera tape shows the emergency ditching of North Carolina-bound US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River in all its stunning drama - from seconds after the jetliner splashed into the frigid water until well after the last of the 155 passengers and crew members were rescued. The tape, made available to news media on Thursday by the Consolidated Edison utility, runs 47 minutes and 5 seconds - by far the longest video account of what Gov. David Paterson termed "a miracle on the Hudson." It also provides the most precise continuous record...
  • The US Airways Hudson River Conspiracy

    01/22/2009 9:48:19 AM PST · by pabianice · 42 replies · 2,510+ views
    skepticblog ^ | 1/22/09 | Dunning
    The US Airways Hudson River Conspiracy US Airways Flight 1549 As if it wasn’t enough to expect us to believe that the Twin Towers could collapse from plane impacts and fire alone, now “THEY” want us to believe that an aircraft could make a perfect landing in a river and everyone could just stroll right out like nothing’s wrong.When I first heard that there were actually conspiracy theories and that this plane crash never actually happened, I thought it was a joke. Someone did write a great lampoon theory on Skeptalk — which admittedly took me a minute to realize...
  • Plane from Hudson Crash Comes Under Microscope

    01/20/2009 1:17:35 PM PST · by handsomefurs · 40 replies · 1,270+ views
    There is news that the plane had some problems a few days before it landed safely on the Hudson River in NYC. This article looks at the background events and some of the breaking news on this development.
  • U.S. Airways sends $5,000 to passengers in crash-landing

    01/20/2009 11:05:29 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 83 replies · 2,094+ views
    CNN ^ | Jan. 20, 2009
    <p>"The National Transportation Safety Board has now begun their investigation of this accident, and we are offering our full participation and cooperation," airline executive Kerry Hester wrote in a letter accompanying each check.</p> <p>"Investigatory protocol requires that the aircraft and all of its contents must be examined and weighed prior to releasing any items onboard in order to verify the weight and balance on the aircraft. ... The process is to weigh all items in their current state, dry them for eight weeks and then weigh them again," Hester wrote.</p>
  • Passengers report scare on earlier US Airways Flight 1549

    01/20/2009 4:40:14 AM PST · by DFG · 29 replies · 1,304+ views
    CNN ^ | 01/19/09 | Abbie Boudreau and Scott Zamost
    Two days before US Airways Flight 1549 crashed into the Hudson River, passengers on the same route and same aircraft say they heard a series of loud bangs and the flight crew told them they could have to make an emergency landing, CNN has learned. Steve Jeffrey of Charlotte, North Carolina, told CNN he was flying in first class Tuesday when, about 20 minutes into the flight, "it sounded like the wing was just snapping off." "The red lights started going on. A little pandemonium was going on," Jeffrey recalled. He said the incident occurred over Newark, New Jersey, soon...
  • Heroics Behind the "Miracle on the Hudson"

    01/19/2009 9:13:43 PM PST · by Coleus · 13 replies · 895+ views
    thenewamerican ^ | Tuesday, 20 January 2009 | Liana Stanley
    Once again, Americans have proven their mettle in the face of disaster — or in this case used it to prevent a disaster — in what New York Governor David A. Paterson has described as the "Miracle on the Hudson." When US Airways Flight 1549 was forced to make a splash landing in the Hudson River on Thursday, January 15, cool heads prevailed and what could have been an immense tragedy turned into 10 minutes of teamwork that has awed the nation.  Flight 1549 took off from New York's LaGuardia Airport without incident, headed for Charlotte, North Carolina. However, according...
  • Spirit Airlines Decides Not To Collect Cancellation Fee

    01/20/2009 3:19:44 AM PST · by BulletBobCo · 8 replies · 740+ views
    FOX61 ^ | January 19, 2009 | Doug Stewart
    Statement from Misty Pinson, Spirit Airlines "Spirit Airlines has given the Kolodjay family a full refund and have issued credits to their credit cards. They will not be charged anything by Spirit Airlines.. We applaud everyone involved in bringing these passengers to safety wish the family the best." ____________________________________________________________ Rob and Jeff Kolodjay were scheduled to fly on Spirit Airlines to a golf vacation with four other friends on Thursday out of LaGuardia in New York City. Their flight got cancelled, and they rebooked their flight to US Airways flight 1549. While the Kolodjay’s have good things to say about...
  • Records show plane suffered previous malfunction

    01/20/2009 1:56:27 AM PST · by malkee · 40 replies · 2,001+ views
    AP ^ | Jan 20, 2009 | JOAN LOWY
    The US Airways jet that made a dramatic emergency landing on New York's Hudson River last week experienced an engine compressor failure two days earlier, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. NTSB spokesman Peter Knudson said Monday that the board's examination of the Airbus 320's maintenance records show "there was an entry in the aircraft's maintenance log that indicates a compressor stall occurred on Jan. 13." The compressor, or fan, draws air into the engine. He said the flight had a different pilot that day, and the board planned to interview that pilot to learn more about the incident....
  • Spirit Airlines attempts to collect cancellation fees from Flight 1549 passengers

    01/19/2009 8:47:45 PM PST · by BulletBobCo · 19 replies · 1,494+ views
    Crunch Gear ^ | January 19, 2009 | Matt Burns
    Note to self: Do not fly on Spirit Airlines. It seems that the airline is only concerned with charging fees and enforcing them blindly. Case in point is the tale of two passengers that were trying to fly to Myrtle Beach but Spirit Airlines canceled the flight. So, being the friendly company it is, the airline booked the two on Flight 1549. Now, the airline is attempting to collect fees ’cause the couple never used their return flight from Mytle Beach. If I had to guess, I would imagine that’s cause they were white water rafting the Hudson River instead....
  • Backup System Helped Pilot Control Jet ( US Airways Airbus lands in Hudson River )

    01/19/2009 7:39:46 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 35 replies · 3,001+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | JANUARY 20, 2009 | ANDY PASZTOR and SUSAN CAREY
    As the captain of US Airways Flight 1549 prepared to ditch his disabled jet in New York's Hudson River, he had some help from some last-resort equipment that apparently kept the plane's electrical and hydraulic systems working even as both engines nearly shut down. View Full Image Associated PressNational Transportation Safety Board inspectors examine the tail section of US Airways Flight 1549 as it sits on a barge in Jersey City, N.J., Monday. The jet was moved Sunday night from a seawall at the southern tip of Manhattan, where it was lifted out of the Hudson River. After striking what...
  • Burger King Unveils New 'Sullen Burger'

    01/19/2009 1:26:09 PM PST · by traumer · 37 replies · 1,703+ views
    NEW YORK (CAP) - In a nod to pilot Chesley B. (Sully) Sullenberger, Burger King this week will introduce a limited edition Sullen Burger, which will be distributed with a 5-inch-tall action figure of the Hudson River hero. "We wanted to salute a true American hero, and what better way to do it than through dedicating a burger in his name," said Burger King spokesman Arthur Shankman. "And we called it the Sullen Burger, because his name is Sullenberger, which sounds the same." The burger, explained Shankman, is actually a chicken patty ground together with tomatoes and onions and deep...
  • Chesley B. ‘Sully’ Sullenberger Invited To Obama Inauguration

    01/19/2009 11:45:24 AM PST · by malkee · 40 replies · 2,484+ views ^ | Jan. 19 2009 |
    They are already talking about building a statue of Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger. Lucrative book and movie deals could follow. But even though the death-defying pilot of Flight 1549 is being celebrated as a hero, he still faces an investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board that will critique his every action. As details of his account to investigators emerged Saturday, however, it seemed his prospects for further accolades and celebrity could only increase. He recounted making a split-second decision that not only saved everyone onboard but also spared people on the ground from what he called “catastrophic consequences.” His...
  • Transcript: US Airways Pilot Gives First MSM Interview (satire)

    01/19/2009 5:10:24 AM PST · by DougPowers · 7 replies · 994+ views ^ | 1-19-09 | Doug Powers
    The now-famous US Airways pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger was interviewed for the first time since piloting his aircraft, passengers and crew to a safe landing in the Hudson River. NBC’s Matt Lauer conducted the interview from Washington this morning. Below is a transcript: [begin transcript] Lauer: Captain Sullenberger, thanks so much for being with us today. Sully: Thank you, Matt. Please, call me Sully. Lauer: Okay, Sully. First off — that was such an amazing landing, and that there were no casualties is truly a miracle. Do you believe that the fact that a potential tragedy was averted had anything...
  • 5 white-knuckled minutes aboard Flight 1549

    01/18/2009 3:45:12 PM PST · by winoneforthegipper · 64 replies · 2,961+ views
    ap ^ | 54 minutes ago | DAVID B. CARUSO
    NEW YORK (AP) — The birds flew majestically, in perfect formation, and the co-pilot saw them coming. For a moment, it looked like they would pass beneath US Airways Flight 1549, but when Capt. Chesley B. Sullenberger looked up, they were there in his windscreen. Big. Dark brown. Lots of them.
  • Sully's America (Great Nation Rises In Bad Times)

    01/18/2009 7:20:26 AM PST · by suspects · 51 replies · 1,511+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | January 18, 2009 | Michael Graham
    Looking for this week’s classic American tale? Forget the rise of Barack Obama. It’s the fall of Flight 1549. There, lined up on the wings of a sinking plane like kids patiently waiting for the school bus, was the real America. Not to name any names, but there are those who believe American society is broken, that our national soul needs healing, that our citizens lack the character to even set our own thermostats. But I believe that the nation this unnamed person will be sworn in to govern on Tuesday is a much better place than many of his...
  • Peta May Sue Airline And Pilot(Humor)

    A US Airways Airbus A320 pilot guided his jetliner into the frigid Hudson River after a flock of birds knocked out both its engines just after takeoff Thursday. The plane, an Airbus A320 that had taken off minutes earlier from LaGuardia Airport bound for Charlotte, N.C., was submerged up to its windows in the river when rescuers arrived in Coast Guard vessels and ferries. Some passengers waited in water up to their knees, standing on the wing of the plane for help. PETA is picketing in front of US Airways' headquarters. PETA spokesperson said “I think it is sad that...
  • 'Miracle' pilot tells why he ditched in river - [UPDATE: he won’t appear on “Today” show Monday]

    01/18/2009 10:40:56 AM PST · by my_pointy_head_is_sharp · 54 replies · 2,767+ views ^ | Sunday, January 18, 2009 | Larry Neumeister,David B. Caruso, Associated Press
    The pilot of a crippled US Airways jetliner made a split-second decision to put down in the Hudson River because trying to return to the airport after birds knocked out both engines could have led to a catastrophic crash in a populated neighborhood, he told investigators Saturday.
  • Jetliner lifted out of icy Hudson River

    01/17/2009 10:06:31 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 42 replies · 2,928+ views ^ | 1-18-09
    NTSB: Pilot feared 'catastrophic' crash as he looked for place to go down. NEW YORK - Salvage crews used a large crane to lift a downed US Airways jet from the Hudson River late Saturday. The jetliner looked battle-scarred as it inched up from the water late Saturday, carried by five large slings. Much of the top half of the aircraft appeared as though it might be ready for takeoff — a stark contrast with the charred-looking right wing, and the destroyed right engine, which appeared as though the outside had been peeled off. The metal on the bottom of...
  • NTSB: Pilot Knew Early of Problems {cockpit transcripts

    01/17/2009 8:37:27 PM PST · by Lorianne · 23 replies · 1,797+ views
  • Gaffney woman hospitalized after plane crash(Underwater fire alert).

    01/17/2009 4:26:00 PM PST · by WhiskeyCaca2 · 11 replies · 1,015+ views
    The Greenville News | January 17, 2009 | Nathaniel Cary
    Local woman, on US Airways flight last Thursday, hits the water to avoid whatever.
  • Video: See heroic landing of US Airways flight 1549 in the Hudson River

    01/16/2009 10:47:32 PM PST · by BAW · 31 replies · 3,141+ views
    Newsday ^ | January 17, 2009
    The Coast Guard and National Transportation Safety Board released this Coast Guard video of US Airways flight 1549 landing in the Hudson River . . .
  • The five-minute trip of US Airways Flight 1549

    01/17/2009 3:43:13 PM PST · by winoneforthegipper · 28 replies · 1,441+ views
    Globe and Mail ^ | January 17, 2009 at 6:06 PM EST | The Associated Press
    National Transportation Safety official Kitty Higgins on Saturday released a timeline, gleaned from air traffic controllers, of the five-minute flight of US Airways Flight 1549:
  • Raw video from various surveillance cameras of the US Airways Flight 1549 crash landing

    Amazing raw video from various surveillance cameras of the US Airways Flight 1549 crash landing into the Hudson Riveron January 15, 2009. All 155 passengers aboard the plane survived in what is being called "Miracle on the Hudson."
  • The Flight 1549 blame game (updated) [global warming and Schumer foolery]

    01/17/2009 2:23:36 PM PST · by neverdem · 15 replies · 1,211+ views
    American Thinker ^ | January 17, 2009 | Thomas Lifson
    It didn't take long for the warmists to blame the US Airways crash on global warming, which is, after all, deemed responsible for anything bad. Time Magazine, which was once widely read, sprang into action: While officials use radar and radio collars to track bird populations, habitat destruction and climate change have disrupted migratory patterns. Moreover, the populations of certain species of birds are increasing at rapid rates, thanks to changes in food supply. The Canada-goose population, for example, has grown 7.3% annually from 1980 to 2006. [emphasis added] Rush Limbaugh may have been the first person to point out...
  • Hero jet pilot avoids spotlight for good reason [Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger]

    01/17/2009 2:05:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies · 3,378+ views
    The London Guardian / The Associated Press ^ | January 17, 2009 | Verena Dobnik, Adam Goldman and David B. Caruso
    They are already talking about building a statue of Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger. Lucrative book and movie deals could follow. But even though the death-defying pilot of Flight 1549 is being celebrated as a hero, he still faces an investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board that will critique his every action. That is one of the reasons, union officials say, why he has stayed quiet as his star has risen. "Until the NTSB says, 'He's a hero,' he's under investigation," said James Ray, a spokesman for the US Airline Pilots Association, which represents crews at US Airways. "The NTSB...
  • Global Warming Caused US Airways Plane to Land in Hudson River

    01/17/2009 12:14:48 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 34 replies · 3,061+ views
    Global Warming Caused US Airways Plane to Land in Hudson River By Noel Sheppard Created 2009-01-17 14:20 Believe it or not, global warming is being cited as one of the reasons a US Airways flight landed in New York's Hudson River on Friday. Media were considering blaming the incident on the Bush administration until it became apparent that as a result of pilot Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger's heroic efforts, as well as those of his flight crew, there were no fatalities. With nothing bad to pin on the current President, the good folks at Time magazine found [1]another predictable culprit...
  • Device helped ensure US Airways plane would float

    01/17/2009 12:22:13 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 24 replies · 2,111+ views
    Newsday ^ | 1/15/09 | James Bernstein
    Planes can float, but the US Airways Airbus A-320 that crashed into the Hudson River Thursday had a better chance than most. That's because it was equipped with a special device unique to Airbus planes that increased the likelihood it would stay on top of the water. The device, called a "ditching switch," effectively seals the plane by closing valves and ventilation ports, a spokesman for the airline said.
  • Coast Guard Video of Flight 1549

    01/17/2009 11:30:07 AM PST · by moneyrunner · 12 replies · 676+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 1/17/2009 | Moneyrunner
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  • Net usage spikes after U.S. Airways plane crash

    01/17/2009 11:14:07 AM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 7 replies · 419+ views ^ | January 16, 2009 8:56 AM PST | Marguerite Reardon
    Web usage spiked on Thursday as people looked for news of the U.S. Airways jet that went down in New York's Hudson River. Shortly before 5 p.m. EST, Akamai, which has assembled a content delivery network used by many global news organizations such as CNN, CBS, NBC, Reuters, and the BBC, reported a huge spike in Internet usage as people looked for news and video of the event. The crash now ranks as the seventh biggest Internet news event since Akamai started tracking spikes in traffic in 2005. The plane crash, which miraculously resulted in no fatalities or serious injuries,...