A320 in the Hudson

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A320 in the Hudson

Post by RV BLUE » Fri Jan 16, 2009 2:33 am

Just got back from shooting some video of the plane in NY. What an unbelievable event. Picture perfecct. Thoes pilots did a great job, full of fuel, full of passengers and baggage landing with a tail wind on water. Not to mention all the people getting out safe.......what more can I say......awesome !!

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Post by michael747 » Fri Jan 16, 2009 3:36 am

A Miracle is what is was
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Post by OnTheNumbers » Fri Jan 16, 2009 8:47 am

Yes, no question, they had luck on their side but I wouldn't call it a miracle. That suggests to people that only an act of God will save people in an aircraft emergency. Let's not encourage the media's preying on people's fears.

Luck put them within range of the river and potential rescuers, the pilot, who incidently is a glider instructor, made full use of the luck and landed safely.

Oh yes, and if any us ever hear anyone say what's the point of the airline safety briefing - we have a duty to put them straight.

David

ps I am getting so tired of so-called journalists saying that an aircraft fell out of the sky - gravity is not as strong as they give it credit for.
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Post by cm13 » Fri Jan 16, 2009 9:09 am

well done to the pilots and crew, I hope this will silence a few people who think airline pilots are only "glorified bus drivers"

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Post by Pilot » Fri Jan 16, 2009 10:13 am

cm13 wrote:well done to the pilots and crew, I hope this will silence a few people who think airline pilots are only "glorified bus drivers"


They certainly earned their pay yesterday ;)

Well done those pilots!

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Post by casper » Fri Jan 16, 2009 10:54 am

What really annoys me more than anything about situations like this is the fact that the world's press start using words like 'Lucky' and 'Miracle'. This totally takes away from the skill and professionalism of the flight crew. They train for hours and hours for situation like this and then the press have the nerve to say that they basically tossed a coin or the hand of God helped them.
Praise the crew for their skill.

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Post by OnTheNumbers » Fri Jan 16, 2009 11:44 am

Well, I'll allow "lucky" as a contributing factor :-)

They were lucky in the sense that all the factors outside of the pilots' control were favourable - weather, location, time of day.

And to be fair - the press are glowing in their comments of the crew.

How long before we get camera-phone footage of the touch-down?

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Post by Sierra Papa » Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:00 pm

Absolutely amazing, good job the pilots!

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Post by KeithT » Sat Jan 17, 2009 12:19 pm

Brilliant job by all the crew on board. Quite inspiring really.

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Post by mr crow » Sat Jan 17, 2009 7:06 pm

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Post by The Fixer » Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:49 pm

Awesome job and well done.

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Post by mark » Thu Feb 05, 2009 5:23 pm

Hi guys,

For anyone who is interested, the FAA released the ATC recordings of this incident. You can download it from http://www.faa.gov/data_statistics/acci ... 20L116.mp3

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Post by Zyox » Thu Feb 05, 2009 7:43 pm

Transcript (surprisingly!) on RTE new site:
http://www.rte.ie/news/2009/0205/usair.html
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