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Hudson river crash.

Old 01-16-2009, 12:04 AM
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Default Hudson river crash.

I've just seen this on the BBC news, it appears a lucky escape for all !

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/7832191.stm
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Old 01-16-2009, 12:10 AM
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who knew one of those planes could float?
cant wait to see some pictures of it landing in the river.glad everyones ok
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Old 01-16-2009, 12:12 AM
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The pilot did a great job bringing her in for sure.
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Old 01-16-2009, 12:18 AM
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Reports are that it hit a flock of birds immediately after takeoff ingesting them into both engines. The pilot never had a chance... too low and slow to recover. Looks like he did a stellar job bringing it down in one piece.

bird strikes suck...

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXrjLXI-A64[/media]
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Old 01-16-2009, 02:02 AM
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I wonder how an Air Bus 320 handles dead stick. Prob. a good thing he kept up the air speed. And how nice the river was open for a ditching. The only thing he told the passengers "Brace for impact"

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Old 01-16-2009, 02:13 AM
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probably not very good!

I did see that the A320 has a "ditching" button. When activated it closes off all air inlets and other sources that water could get into, sealing the cabin airtight. Once in the water the Aircrew is trained to only open the front cabin doors keeping the aft end that is underwater sealed thus making the plane float.

Seems like all the crew did exactly as they were trained to do.

Again, kudos to them! They saved a bunch of lives today.
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Absoluty amazing, when was the last time an airliner crashed and not one person was killed, even in the water?
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Old 01-16-2009, 02:20 AM
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A few years back one guy dead sticked one on a dirt road next to a canal, The plane was UNDAMAGED!!!!bub, syeve
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Absolutely amazing. My hat goes off to the Captain and crew for getting that bird safely down.
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The insurance will probably have to pay out more for the stress and phobia effect than it would for death benifits.LOL
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Old 01-16-2009, 02:50 AM
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still waiting to see pictures of the landing in the Hudson river.That will be cool since everybodys OK
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I'm wondering about the woman with the 2 broken legs.
If you're strapped in.... ???
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Old 01-16-2009, 03:57 AM
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Plane crashes in New York's Hudson River, all 155 safe
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Decades ago, a fuel measure screwup converted an airliner into a glider over Manitoba. The pilot had a glance around, spotted an abandoned airbase, and landed the thing with minimal damage, and no injuries to passengers or crew. For this heroic piece of airmanship, the company canned him. Eventually, he got his job back.

The Hudson River landing was indeed heroic!
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Originally Posted by TLyttle View Post
Decades ago, a fuel measure screwup converted an airliner into a glider over Manitoba. The pilot had a glance around, spotted an abandoned airbase, and landed the thing with minimal damage, and no injuries to passengers or crew. For this heroic piece of airmanship, the company canned him. Eventually, he got his job back.

The Hudson River landing was indeed heroic!
I remember that. They made a movie about it right? Seems like I remember they didn't know whether the amount was liters or gallons and they put in too little fuel.

What was the name of that movie?
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Originally Posted by firemanbill View Post
I remember that. They made a movie about it right? Seems like I remember they didn't know whether the amount was liters or gallons and they put in too little fuel.

What was the name of that movie?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gimli_Glider

http://archives.cbc.ca/science_techn...cs/clips/1155/
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Old 01-16-2009, 04:18 AM
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Originally Posted by TLyttle View Post
Decades ago, a fuel measure screwup converted an airliner into a glider over Manitoba. The pilot had a glance around, spotted an abandoned airbase, and landed the thing with minimal damage, and no injuries to passengers or crew. For this heroic piece of airmanship, the company canned him. Eventually, he got his job back.

The Hudson River landing was indeed heroic!
I remember reading about that in a readers digest mag. back in the 70s, Oh Oh, I am showing my age now , The Pilot did a Awesome job of saving his plane and passengers, bet he is a RC pilot too Take care, Chellie
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Old 01-16-2009, 04:23 AM
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Chillie:"Oh Oh, I am showing my age now " your just a young thag !Your Moma read it to you as a bed'ie By story!! bub, steve
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Old 01-16-2009, 02:20 PM
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" Bet he is an R/C Pilot too" That's what I said to my wife too. How else do you get good at dead stick landings.
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Old 01-16-2009, 06:11 PM
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In the case of the Gimli Glider, the pilot apparently said that when the engines quit, his original J3 emergency landing days immediately came back. Same procedures, just a bigger plane is all.

I understand that the USAir pilot was ex-military, and again followed procedures, including doing a walk-through of the aircraft to make sure everyone was gone. How cool and controlled is that? Wow....
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Old 01-16-2009, 06:44 PM
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I read on Foxnews that he walked the cabin twice, not just once, to make sure everyone was off before he left the A/C.
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Old 01-16-2009, 07:31 PM
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Pilots do that!
On a ground test of the passenger evacuation procedure for the L-1011, on one test I watched the pilot do the cabin tour to verify all the test subjects got out, thereby adding some seconds to the time from the beginning to the conclusion of the official test.
No one chided him on this, it's expected from professionals!
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Old 01-16-2009, 09:51 PM
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That's a shame that people and lawyers will get money out of this. Instead they should be happy that an airline bought an airplane that has the ditching/float capability and trained it's crews to preform as outstandingly as they did and saved their lives. Nobody is at fault or should be liable. Only thing to blame here is the birds not the Airline,the crew or anybody else.
If anything the insurance companies should give a reward to the crew and a rebate to the airline for saving them money.
Guess it's the times we live in.
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The insurance will probably have to pay out more for the stress and phobia effect than it would for death benifits.LOL
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Old 01-16-2009, 10:11 PM
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THe news this a.m. said the pilot was a recreational glider pilot. And it shows.
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Old 01-16-2009, 10:31 PM
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still waiting to see a video of it landing in the river I thought NY has cameras everywhere
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