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|16th January 2009, 04:41||#1|
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US Airways with 159 Passengers Crashes Into Hudson River - Everyone Survived
All I can say is - this is a miracle. The Airbus A320 Crashes into Hudson river after being hit by a flock of birds in two engines. Everyone survived and taken off from the plane.
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|16th January 2009, 04:53||#2|
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Yep, couldn't miss that one - all over the news.
Thankfully it missed the Lincoln and Holland Tunnels, the GW Bridge; and ofcourse landing anywhere in Manhattan or Jersey City would have been disastrous.
ps. It's pretty cold here, I wonder why the birds haven't migrated south yet.
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|16th January 2009, 05:28||#5|
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kudos to the pilots ! not even one fatality is amazing. The pilots should get a special recognition
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Later reports by CNN mentioned 2 birds flaming out one engine. In the event usually the airplane is capable of managing to fly on one engine. Why that did not happen, hopefully would be known after NTSB investigation. Is it possible that the pilot switched off the wrong engine instead of the hit engine leading to total power loss. Such incidents have happened in the past leading to catastrophic consequences. Anyway kudos to the pilot for execution of the emergency landing along with the calm manner in which the boats rescued the passengers in freezing water.
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