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Is this not a reasonable place to park? Jet crashes into Hudson River, New York

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Is this not a reasonable  place to park? Jet crashes into Hudson River, New York

Comments for: Is this not a reasonable place to park? Jet crashes into Hudson River, New York
quasi Report This Comment
Date: January 15, 2009 06:02PM

That's not a crash, or even a ditching, that's a beautiful dead stick landing on water. That pilot is great.
pro_junior Report This Comment
Date: January 15, 2009 07:07PM

"Is this not a reasonable place to park?"

nice HST reference for pic title thumbs
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frank224 Report This Comment
Date: January 15, 2009 07:09PM

I'm glad somebody got it smiling
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GAK67 Report This Comment
Date: January 15, 2009 07:41PM

Excuse my ignorance, but HST?
pro_junior Report This Comment
Date: January 15, 2009 07:45PM

Hunter S. Thompson
90130_ Report This Comment
Date: January 15, 2009 08:46PM

Sure is a great pilot, quasi.

Outcome would have been dramatically different had a less skilled pilot dug a wingtip into the drink and cartwheeled the plane into many bits and pieces.thumbs
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quasi Report This Comment
Date: January 15, 2009 11:01PM

Heard that he's been flying airliners since 1980 and flew F4's before that. He's got like 19K hours or something like that in airliners. He's either really good or really lucky or both. Guy should get a medal.
jgoins Report This Comment
Date: January 16, 2009 06:27AM

Had this happened in the middle of the summer the outcome could have been very different. Warm water and increased boat traffic could have spelled disaster. The pilot was very skilled and luck was on his side as well. What he did after the landing spells the caliber of man he is. He waited until everyone was out and walked the aisle twice to make sure everyone got out before exiting the plane. A real hero more from his actions after the landing then the landing itself.
fossil_digger Report This Comment
Date: January 16, 2009 10:17AM

he saved the passengers, most of the plane, and the company stock all in one.

he's going to Disneyland. after he does Leno, Ocra....



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 16/01/2009 10:20AM by fossil_digger.
quasi Report This Comment
Date: January 16, 2009 11:53AM

It's really good to know the A320 floats so well. They fly in & out of our little local airport and there is a nice big river and huge but shallow harbor nearby.
90130_ Report This Comment
Date: January 16, 2009 02:45PM

The A320 has the ability to seal all openings in the fuselage on command if a water ditching is necessary.
FrostedApe Report This Comment
Date: January 17, 2009 11:21AM

"Heard that he's been flying airliners since 1980 and flew F4's before that."

When your airliner suddenly turns into a brick, and you need someone to get it back to Earth in one piece, having an F-4 driver in the left seat is about as good as it's going to get.
woberto Report This Comment
Date: January 17, 2009 09:29PM

Interesting slideshow here...
[news.ninemsn.com.au]
GAK67 Report This Comment
Date: January 18, 2009 12:36AM

The water landing doesn't make him a hero in my book, but it does make him a damn good pilot - one that I'd want piloting me if I was in the back. I do believe he is a hero though, and as already mentioned, it was his "the captain should be the last one off" attitude that makes him a hero in my opinion. He deserves every acolade he gets, and every passenger and crew member on board owe him their lives.
woberto Report This Comment
Date: January 18, 2009 02:05AM

That word gets used way too much these days. [dictionary.reference.com]
A pilot who lands a stricken plane or a soldier who is wounded in action is just a pilot & a soldier. They did exactly what every other pilot or soldier would do in those circumstances. Same goes for police, firefighters & whatever. A hero does something above and beyond the call of duty.
Here's an example, even though he is quoted as saying "all soldiers are heroes"...
[www.telegraph.co.uk]



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 18/01/2009 02:06AM by woberto.