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    US Airways plane down in Hudson River
    Watching it live on TV. Apparently plane hit some geese then had trouble. From what I hear, seems everybody is safe, minor injuries. So that's good news.

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    Plane didn't get very high off the ground, landing in the water was preferablable to landing in the Empire State Building.

    There are ferries everywhere, getting the people off and the ones that are still in the water, getting them out.

    146 passengers and 5 crew.
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    So far it is looking good as far as injuries go. Pretty crazy.
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    I'm still amazed that birds can do this type of thing to these big planes and what if this happened if the plane was higher up. Hear about these stories from time to time - http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&r...es&btnG=Search

    I had thought it affects more the smaller type planes and maybe it does but then I read stuff like: "Large birds flying into the engines of any plane, even a Boeing 747, can be catastrophic," Phil Shaw said."

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    I live near the wildlife preserve near JFK and they use Falcons on the runways to scare away the birds from the runways.
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    A teeny bird going into a jet engine might not be a problem, but a flock of geese? You bet. They test engines and airplanes for all sorts of situations like this, but there's only so much those engines can handle. I am really surprised, happily so, no one was killed. And the fact that the aircraft didn't cartwheel on landing is a testament to the pilot's skill.

    On an aside, my brother-in-law's best friend used to test aircraft windshields. They'd fire frozen chickens at them with a "chicken gun" (air cannon). His team learned the hard way that you don't load the cannon and then go to lunch. First firing when they got back launched a stray kitty looking for a free meal.
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    Glad to hear that everybody is OK.. A bit wet but a OK

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    Hero / Captain C.B. "Sully" Sullenberger - http://www.linkedin.com/pub/5/209/118

    Thank God !!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haiko de Poel, Jr.


    Hero / Captain C.B. "Sully" Sullenberger - http://www.linkedin.com/pub/5/209/118

    Thank God !!!

    Captain Sullenberger, you are a skilled pilot and a hero.

    Give that man a raise!
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    Don't forget the co-pilot!!!!! It is a team effort up there!
    (spoken as the wife of a First Officer)
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    I'm glad a man in a cockpit can still make a difference.
    Congrats to the pilot and the crew.

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    Quote Originally Posted by guinness618
    Don't forget the co-pilot!!!!! It is a team effort up there!
    (spoken as the wife of a First Officer)
    Agreed!

    Actually kudos to the whole crew, I only found the name of the capt, so I posted it - If I knew the other names I would have posted them as well.
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    Co-pilot Jeff Skiles. He deserves some recognition too.
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    Also, that quick response after they landed. Luckily it was there, where all those boats could reach them in minutes. People don't last too long in that cold water. I was just reading up on that today, how long a person can survive at different water temperatures.

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    I work with several current and former Air Force pilots and even they were amazed he pulled it off. The pilot was a former Air Force F4 Phantom pilot.
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