In US Air News…Crazy Amateur Photo on Hudson River


It is outrageous that all are reported safe in this air crash.  I pretty much never listen to those boring emergency-landing speeches at the start of aeroplane trips.  Hooray that these folks got the slide-thing sorted out.

Photo from natekoechley on Flickr (HT: @tonytsheng on Twitter)

2 Responses to “In US Air News…Crazy Amateur Photo on Hudson River”
  1. At about the two minute mark you can see US Air Flight 1549 skid into the Hudson. Then, you can see the passengers climb out onto the wings. This video is 10 minutes long. Actual video of Flight 1549 skidding into the Hudson.

  2. Pete Schwartz says:

    Amazing work by the pilot…

    “On January 15, 2009, at approximately 1527 eastern standard time, USAirways flight 1549, an Airbus Industrie A320-214, N106US, equipped with CFM engines, incurred multiple bird strikes during initial climb. The airplane subsequently lost thrust to its engines and ditched in the Hudson River at approximately 1530 eastern standard time. The flight was a Title 14 CFR Part 121 scheduled domestic passenger flight from New York’s La Guardia Airport (LGA) to Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) in Charlotte, North Carolina. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and an instrument flight rules flight plan was filed. To date, of the 5 crewmembers and 150 passengers on board, five serious injuries have been reported. A total of twenty-six people were transported to hospitals, including two emergency response personnel. A final injury count is still to be determined.”

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