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Friday, January 16, 2009

US Airways Plane Crash in New York's Hudson River

Today is yet another sunny day in Kuala Lumpur but reading the story of the US Airways plane-crash on the Hudson river in New York drives chills down my spine. Fortunately, all 155 passengers are safe and none serously injured.


150 passengers and five crew, were aboard the US Airways flight 1549, Airbus A320, bound for Charlotte, North Carolina from New York's LaGuardia Airport. The pilot made an emergency landing in the river just minutes after take off. A collision with a flock of birds apparently knocked out both engines. Rescue efforts were swift. Rescuers pulled all 155 people on board into boats as the plane sank.

More stories and pictures below:

All 155 survive plane crash in NY's Hudson River, The Star
All 155 Escape Jet’s Plunge Into Hudson, New York Times

4 comments:

  1. A skilled and cool flight crew, bit of luck, and lots of help close by made for a happy ending to what otherwise would have been a tragedy. When things are falling apart all around us, it is nice see something go right in the end.

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  2. When things are falling apart all around us, it is nice see something go right in the end.

    Indeed, PandaB. Indeed.

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  3. At about the two minute mark you can see US Air Flight 1549 skid into the Hudson. Then, you can see the passengers climb out onto the wings. This video is 10 minutes long. Actual video of Flight 1549 skidding into the Hudson.

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  4. Hi! Thanks for visiting and pointing me to the video.

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