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#164589 - 01/23/09 03:56 AM Re: Airplane Down In The Hudson River [Re: ]
Susan Offline
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"...here appeared to be a man wearing his inflatable life jacket backwards."

I don't believe they had life jackets. They were holding onto flotation pillows. There were also at least two children on board, one a baby, so they could have been the 'lumps' under the men's coats.

All the PFDs that I've worn had flotation materials all around, so it wouldn't matter, except the zippers are hard to fasten when they're in back.

Sue

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#164590 - 01/23/09 04:02 AM Re: Airplane Down In The Hudson River [Re: Susan]
Nicodemus Offline
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Registered: 10/30/05
Posts: 1341
Loc: Virginia, US
It was definitely one of those yellow inflatable life preservers, but they could have swapped pics from another water landing I suppose.

Thanks for the info, Susan.
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#164591 - 01/23/09 04:05 AM Re: Airplane Down In The Hudson River [Re: Susan]
Desperado Offline
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Registered: 11/01/08
Posts: 1530
Loc: DFW, Texas
Originally Posted By: Susan
"...here appeared to be a man wearing his inflatable life jacket backwards."

I don't believe they had life jackets. They were holding onto flotation pillows. There were also at least two children on board, one a baby, so they could have been the 'lumps' under the men's coats.

All the PFDs that I've worn had flotation materials all around, so it wouldn't matter, except the zippers are hard to fasten when they're in back.

Sue


You mean these yellow seat cushions?



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#164609 - 01/23/09 07:16 AM Re: Airplane Down In The Hudson River [Re: Desperado]
Nicodemus Offline
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Loc: Virginia, US
Here's the picture I was referring to from the original video. It appears that the fourth person from the left is wearing his life jacket backwards. I was wondering if it was a choking hazard, if would place his body oriented in the wrong direction in the water or perhaps he would somehow slip through becasue the straps may not run under his arms correctly. Please pardon my ignorance.

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