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Plane in Hudson River

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  1. kalekom

    kalekom Junior Member

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    Shit happens in New York.

    Pilot had to choose whether to crash the plane in central park or in Hudson river.

    Wise choice!
     
  2. magcshroom

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    Yea. So far they say no one is injured i think. The pilot should be given credited for saving all those people. People observing the plane said it looked like a controlled maneuver and the plane appeared to be controlled by an experienced pilot. :thumb:
     
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    just saw this on news.nice to see no one injured.
    good that the pilot was that experienced.
     
  4. bigel

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    I heard on TV that all 143 passengers were rescued successfully.
     
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    Canadian news confirmed all passengers arrived, alive.

    They let all the women and children off first, Respect.

    Gotta suck tho, it is very cold today.
     
  7. gts6

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    i dont know how wise that is, have you ever seen how polluted the hudson river is, lol

    might have been safer to crash in the park lol
     
  8. cskgsquad

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    The law requires that the pilot in command, in the even of an emergency, must choose the least populated area to land. He/she cannot put the lives of other people (on the ground) at risk. Even if it means you have to die, your legally obligated to do it. Now, that goes without saying, some people rather be alive and bankrupt than dead.

    But, knowing that... before every take-off, the pilots will discuss exactly where they will land in the event of an emergency during each portion of the flight. They will pick a few places around the departing airport and then en route they will have multiple airports they can glide to if needed.

    The airline industry is as close as you can get to "Absolute Liability" (besides workers comp.) so they have everything double checked to make sure they cause the least amount of damage as possible. Delta has a liability coverage of $1 Billion on each and every departing flight, just for that reason. If they land in the park and kill 1 extra person, that's between $1.5-35 million more dollars they have to spend, per life. Imagine killing the 150+ on board then more in the park... that would be hundreds of millions of dollars. If there is a doctor on board or fresh law school graduate, they will cost $30Million+ each. Then insurance premiums go up, lawyer fees end up in the Millions, it gets out of control. The airline industry can't make a profit without accidents, we all know how bad this would be if people actually died.

    Thankfully the US Airline Industry is one of the safest and we don't really have to worry about things like this happening very often, if at all. But insurance pays; and often re-insurance in these situations.
     
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    What do you think happens when both engines conk out only three minutes into the flight? Does the plane glide or start falling?

    They hit a flock of geese and both engines blew.
     
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    Lol that cracked me up :) But seriously that kind of landing requires serious skill, I guess those people were lucky they had a very experienced pilot.
     
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    You can also thank the United Sates Air Force for having trained the pilot.

    The guy is a former hotshot fighter jockey.

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,480108,00.html

    NEW YORK —

    A US Airways pilot who safely landed an Airbus 320 in the Hudson River off the shores of Manhattan without any fatalities is being hailed as a hero.

    So, who exactly is Chesley B. Sullenburger III?

    Sullenburger's daughter, contacted by FOXNews.com Thursday night, declined to confirm details about her father.

    An official familiar with the accident told The Associated Press the 57-year-old, of Danville, Calif., is a former fighter pilot who runs a safety consulting firm in addition to flying commercial aircraft.

    "We've had a 'Miracle on 34th Street' and now we have a miracle on the Hudson," said New York Gov. David Paterson.

    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the pilot, whom he declined to identify, told him he walked the plane twice to make sure everyone was off the plane, before exiting the aircraft.

    Sullenberger, who has flown for US Airways since 1980, flew F-4 fighter jets with the Air Force in the 1970s. He then served on a board that investigated aircraft accidents and participated later in several National Transportation Safety Board investigations.

    He is president of Safety Reliability Methods, a California firm that uses "the ultra-safe world of commercial aviation" as a base for safety consulting in other fields, according to the firm's Web site.

    Sullenberger's mailbox at the firm was full on Thursday. A group of fans sprang up on Facebook within hours of the emergency landing.

    "OMG, I am terrified of flying but I would be happy to be a passenger on one of your aircraft!!" Melanie Wills in Bristol wrote on the wall of "Fans of Sully Sullenberger." "You have saved a lot of peoples lives and are a true hero!!"

    FOXNews.com's Michelle Maskaly and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

    Uptown writes:

    Any landing that you walk away from or get on a boat from is a good landing!

    Kudos to Chesley!

    [​IMG]

    Uptown writes:

    Hell, if I had a name like Chesley, I'd go by "Sully" too!
     
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  12. kammykhan

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    aint there no video footage of this? heard this on the news aswell but towards the end!
     
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    great pilot i must say, kept calm and got everyone out safe. he also kept impact from being too harsh i heard, as no one had any severe impact injuries
     
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    Best news of the week. So glad for those people on the plane. Thumbs up for a fantastic pilot.
     
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