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#163310 - 01/15/09 08:20 PM Airplane Down In The Hudson River
Jesselp Offline
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A US Airways flight out of NY just ditched in the Hudson River with about 150 people on board.

I'm looking out my window at NY Harbor and watching the USCG, NYPD harbor units, and ferries rushing to the rescue.

Local news is reporting that the plane hit a flock of geese and did a controlled "landing" in the water when the pilot determined he was not going to make it to the airport.

I'm sure there'll be a lot to learn, but for now, let's say a prayer for the passengers, crew, and rescuers.
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#163312 - 01/15/09 08:28 PM Re: Airplane Down In The Hudson River [Re: Jesselp]
wildman800 Offline
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Registered: 11/09/06
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151 pax & crew (5), no deaths, tugboats went to the rescue, USCG is on scene.

One very good textbook water emergency landing,,,

BZ to the crew!!!

P.S. an unquantified number of Geese died in the production of this incident.
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#163317 - 01/15/09 08:52 PM Re: Airplane Down In The Hudson River [Re: ]
wildman800 Offline
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Darn those Geese!!!!!
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#163318 - 01/15/09 08:53 PM Re: Airplane Down In The Hudson River [Re: wildman800]
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Loc: Finger Lakes of NY State
Originally Posted By: wildman800
Darn those Geese!!!!!

Christmas Dinner a bit late grin
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#163319 - 01/15/09 08:55 PM Re: Airplane Down In The Hudson River [Re: Stu]
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#163322 - 01/15/09 09:07 PM Re: Airplane Down In The Hudson River [Re: Jesselp]
Jesselp Offline
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Local news is now reporting that all passengers and crew are fully accounted for. The pilot was the last one off the plane, and made sure all the passengers were off.

Sounds like he did a good job. (understatement of the day)

Many people in local hospitals for exposure issues and some bumps and strains. Temperatures are reported as 35 degrees in the water, air temperature of about 18 degrees.

It appears that very few people, if any, actually wound up in the water. One passenger reported that by the time he got to the front door, there was a ferry right outside of the plane and he was able to just climb on board.
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#163323 - 01/15/09 09:07 PM Re: Airplane Down In The Hudson River [Re: Stu]
Desperado Offline
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Registered: 11/01/08
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Loc: DFW, Texas
Originally Posted By: SBRaider
Originally Posted By: wildman800
Darn those Geese!!!!!

Christmas Dinner a bit late grin


The Foie Gras probably has a smokey, kerosene taste once it comes out the back of a Rolls Royce turbo fan.
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#163331 - 01/15/09 10:34 PM Re: Airplane Down In The Hudson River [Re: Desperado]
snoman Offline
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Registered: 09/22/02
Posts: 181
Originally Posted By: Desperado
The Foie Gras probably has a smokey, kerosene taste once it comes out the back of a Rolls Royce turbo fan.

LMAO! grin

How about a big "Well Done" to the flight crew! Very happy to hear everyone walked away!

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#163334 - 01/15/09 11:06 PM Re: Airplane Down In The Hudson River [Re: ]
scafool Offline
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Registered: 12/18/08
Posts: 1534
Loc: Muskoka
Everybody walked off the plane so somebody did something right.
I hope they are looking at what worked as well as what went wrong when they investigate it.

I was wondering a couple of days ago what you could do to reduce the risk of getting seriously injured or slightly killed on a commercial flight if it crashed.
Should that be a new thread?
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#163337 - 01/15/09 11:25 PM Re: Airplane Down In The Hudson River [Re: scafool]
MoBOB Offline
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Registered: 09/17/07
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Loc: here
Slightly killed?
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