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SmootSmack 01-15-2009 08:04 PM

Plane Sucks In Birds, Crashes in Hudson, All Passengers Safe
 
Pasta...or Duck

[url=http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/01/15/new.york.plane.crash/index.html]Airplane crash-lands into Hudson River; all aboard reported safe - CNN.com[/url]

The Goat 01-15-2009 08:43 PM

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Man this is a good story. From the witnesses and passengers I heard on tv the pilot did a phenom job putting the airbus down and then Ferries and other boats immediately showed up. If I ever had to go through a crash that would be it. Good stuff.

FRPLG 01-15-2009 09:54 PM

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I want that guy flying my plane from now on.

Schneed10 01-15-2009 11:46 PM

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Seriously that pilot is a friggin hero. He was hoping to get to a landing strip in North Jersey but when he saw the Hudson he made the split decision to land the plane there rather than risk running out of power.

One person with one minor cut. Otherwise no injuries and no deaths. Remarkable.

The Goat 01-16-2009 12:09 AM

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[quote=FRPLG;520727]I want that guy flying my plane from now on.[/quote]

You have your own plane? Wait, what do you do for a living? Oh, the entertainment business you say... MR. SNYDER! :laughing-

Mattyk 01-16-2009 12:40 AM

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wow amazing story

Gmanc711 01-16-2009 12:58 AM

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Unreal story...props to that piolt. Great job!

Hog1 01-16-2009 08:07 AM

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My cousin flys for US Air, and that is his route............he had yesterday off

SmootSmack 01-16-2009 08:23 AM

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[quote=Schneed10;520741]Seriously that pilot is a friggin hero. He was hoping to get to a landing strip in North Jersey but when he saw the Hudson he made the split decision to land the plane there rather than risk running out of power.

One person with one minor cut. Otherwise no injuries and no deaths. Remarkable.[/quote]

It's amazing. Reminds me of that pilot who safely landed that Aloha Airlines (I think) plane after the roof of part of the cabin blew off in the air

Hog1 01-16-2009 09:12 AM

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Mike and Mike brought up a good point this morning. The word hero gets thrown around WAY to casually these days and frequently in association with NFL players. This is a GROSS overstatement.
The word hero should be reserved for events that actually matter. This pilot is a ......hero
I cannot imagine trying to do what he did

Schneed10 01-16-2009 09:25 AM

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[quote=Hog1;520774]Mike and Mike brought up a good point this morning. The word hero gets thrown around WAY to casually these days and frequently in association with NFL players. This is a GROSS overstatement.
The word hero should be reserved for events that actually matter. This pilot is a ......hero
I cannot imagine trying to do what he did[/quote]

Yeah, I agree. Definitely a hero. Because this took two things; first the presence of mind to make the quick decision to lay the plane down in the Hudson, knowing the chances of making it to the air strip were slim, and then second actually executing on a perfectly level and smooth landing into the water. If he dips that plane a little to the left or to the right, the wing catches the water and the plane goes hurtling tail over cockpit and probably breaks apart. The landing was so smooth that when it came to a stop, it simply floated on top of the water. He brought it down in such a level fashion that people were actually able to stand out on the wings as the ferries came to get them. He made the decision and he actually executed it; those 155 people owe their lives to that guy. I love it.

Imagine him going home that night. That has to be the best feeling in the world, knowing that you did everything you could, and those 155 people are still alive because of you. Definite hero.

mredskins 01-16-2009 09:33 AM

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I bet the flight attendants where like "ok now who listened when we explained how to escape in a water emergency, this is the test."

Hog1 01-16-2009 09:39 AM

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[quote=Schneed10;520775]Yeah, I agree. Definitely a hero. Because this took two things; first the presence of mind to make the quick decision to lay the plane down in the Hudson, knowing the chances of making it to the air strip were slim, and then second actually executing on a perfectly level and smooth landing into the water. If he dips that plane a little to the left or to the right, the wing catches the water and the plane goes hurtling tail over cockpit and probably breaks apart. The landing was so smooth that when it came to a stop, it simply floated on top of the water. He brought it down in such a level fashion that people were actually able to stand out on the wings as the ferries came to get them. He made the decision and he actually executed it; those 155 people owe their lives to that guy. I love it.

Imagine him going home that night. That has to be the best feeling in the world, knowing that you did everything you could, and those 155 people are still alive because of you. Definite hero.[/quote]
The pic of the passengers standing on the wings is the best thing I have seen in some time!

cpayne5 01-16-2009 09:41 AM

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The pilot did an excellent job, but, and to take nothing away from this pilot, I expect most experienced pilots to be able to pull off the same thing.

JoeRedskin 01-16-2009 10:03 AM

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[quote=cpayne5;520779]The pilot did an excellent job, but, and to take nothing away from this pilot, I expect most experienced pilots to be able to pull off the same thing.[/quote]

I expect a policeman to take a bullet for my wife and kids (that whole "protect and serve" thing), but anyone that actually does it is still a hero in my book.

Sometimes being a hero simply means doing what you're trained to do when you're required to do it.


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