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1.15.2009

U.S. Airways Plane Down In Hudson

You'll see news of this everywhere, but amazingly every passenger survived -- around 150 of them. For the Internet geeks, someone in New York took a picture of the plane shortly after it went down and uploaded it to Twitpic.com. Unfortunately, everyone is trying to look at it and it has killed the servers. Supposed to be here. Edit: A faithful reader was able to download it and email it to me. (And I have never seen a photo go quite as "viral" as this one. It first appeared on Twitpic.com and was everywhere within 60 minutes.) Edit #2: Finally saw some of the news coverage of this when I got home tonight. Incredible. Simply incredible.

35 comments:

Anonymous said...

photo on msn. Says everybody made it except the birds that caused it to lose 2 engines.

Anonymous said...

This is one that's great

http://www.flickr.com/photos/gregorylam/3200086900/sizes/l/

Anonymous said...

Screw the stills.....I wanna see the video AS IT'S HAPPENING......come on people, I know you can do better.

Darned Canadian Geese terrorists. Bravo to the pilot.

Anonymous said...

Ha- it went down.

Jarhead said...

Let's blame Bush for the crash, but credit Obama for the fact that everyone survived.

chupacabra said...

Here- here Jarhead.

Anonymous said...

Barry, are you ok honey?

Anonymous said...

Hey Jardipshiatehead - good to see you! How's that ditch-digging job going? You know, the new job you have, since the economy has tanked and everybody has lost their retirement incomes and don't trust "investment analysts" like you used to be anymore?

Anonymous said...

Jarhead I hope your house gets flooded this spring when the rains come. Smooth move buying in a flood zone dipshiatehead.

Anonymous said...

I heard from a reliable source that Obammy walked out to the plane and pulled all to safety. That man is already making a difference in our lives.

Anonymous said...

There's a reason he's called Jarhead.

Anonymous said...

Like I'm supposed to be impressed he was a Marine, 6:18PM? Well, obviously a lot of us aren't.

And, 5:44PM, he thought he was moving up from that dry hole called Reatta........ha ha! If the floods don't get him, nuclear waste from Commanche Peak surely will.

Anonymous said...

No, 6:17PM, that was Tiger Woods who did that. I've seen pictures.

Anonymous said...

511.. 5:44...6:17...6:18... 6:51...6:52


Run along now and let mommy change your diaper and give you your dose of Ritilin

Anonymous said...

The asshat bush speaks in revisionist history about how great he is (911,911,911) and never mentions the incident today in New york?
I wish we could see him tonight on the sinking plane with his bullhorn.

Anonymous said...

In the land of Obamunism there will be no terrorist attacks, plane crashes, crime, rapes, murders, cancer, aids, unemployment. All jobs will come back from overseas, all illegal aliens will go home, All motorists will have insurance, everyone will have health insurance, all children will have a mother and father, 100 per cent graduation from high schools and Nancy Pelosi's asshole will grow shut. So 7:35, just wait 5 more days and you will suddenly no longer be constipated.

Anonymous said...

On December 21 2012 an Obamanation will occur.

RPM said...

Great reactions by PIC C.B."Sullie" Sullenberger! Congradulations, sir!

http://safetyreliability.com/profiles

We return you now to our regularly scheduled political mudslinging...

Anonymous said...

That pic of those people standing (on what looks like water) on both wings of that plane as it sits floating in the river will live in infamy!!! Very surreal! God Bless that pilot and all those involved in rescuing these folks! Angels are among us!!!!!

Anonymous said...

6:18 - the real name is SLOPjar head. Fits him much better.

Course, if he had been on that plane, he would have walked on the water for help.

Anonymous said...

Who cares?
I mean really what difference does this make to us?
Why would we even know about this happening?

Anonymous said...

This was Gods plan.

Anonymous said...

OK not to make light of the situation, but someone has to dust off photoshop and put the Decatur homeless guy on top of the plane. Please email to Barry when you do.

Anonymous said...

It was luck plain pure and simple that brought these people through this incident.

The motors ingested those geese on a path allowing a safe forced landing in the water of an airframe noted for survivability-espsecially in water.

It just as easily could have been at an altitude and speed causing a stall, caused a lack of control causing it to contact another aircraft or fallen on an elementary school.

Sheesh, what's so incredible about a little bit of luck?

Anonymous said...

Oops I left off the E...I meant it was Gods Plane.

Anonymous said...

9:05 sounds like an atheist
Panes falling out of the sky do not normally serve up zero fatalities. The pilot had to get it landed on the water - FIRST - in order for the engineered survivability to be a factor. The worst injury was a pair of broken legs. That's not luck, that's skill!

Anonymous said...

The pilot graduated from Denison High School in Grayson County, Texas.

Anonymous said...

It's a good thing the pilot had on wash and wear slacks cuz I bet they were full of she it.

Kat said...
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Anonymous said...

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 basis for safety consulting in other fields, according to the firm's Web site.
- from MSNBC website

You can make jokes if you want, but those passengers were lucky to have that guy in the cockpit. According to the stories, everybody on the plane was orderly, and they even made sure that all the women and children boarded the rescue boats first.

Anonymous said...

Were drugs or alcohol or Tom Bishop involved?

Anonymous said...

Just wondering: did the co-pilot go out for lunch during this? We all hear about the pilot, but nothing of the co-pilot. I suspect he/she was also involved. As for "hero", well I define a hero as one who does extraordinary things for others. As far as I know, it was the pilot's job to land that plane in whatever conditions. He also had a big personal stake in getting down safely. As far as I know, they did a great job - but hero?

Anonymous said...

TalkingPointsMemo has a great video of the actual water landing from LiveLeak.

Have a safe and fun weekend,
Chris
MN

Liz said...

If I had been on that plane...........He'd been my hero. Amazing feat to land that plane and the people to the rescue getting the passengers off the plane quickly are heroes also.

Thank goodness FEMA was doing the rescue like in New Orleans

Liz said...

Oops ..........that would be
'Thank goodness FEMA was NOT doing the rescue like in New Orleans!'