January 15, 2009

Miracle on the Hudson


New York Governor David Paterson was correct in calling it a miracle on the Hudson. How else to explain the fact that a US Airways pilot calmly landed his disabled plane on the Hudson River on one of the coldest days of the year after it hit a flock of birds and saved all 155 people on board? The sight of a low-flying airplane in NYC is nerve-wracking enough. I can't imagine what the passengers felt or thought as their pilot told them to brace for impact. We hear the flight attendants' instructions all the time: in the event of a water landing, etc. Who would have thought it would actually happen, especially in the Big Apple? Commuter ferries came to the rescue within minutes of the emergency landing. Kudos to Capt. Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger III, co-pilot Jeff Skiles and the rest of the crew!

1 comments:

Pinky said...

I guess that's one of the great stories this year! Amazing pilot and crew but also the response of the ferries and other boats to the emergency landing was so quick. Makes you think there is hope in humanity

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