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    Water Landing in the Hudson River

    http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/200...hudson_ri.html

    Amazingly, everyone was rescued with no major injuries.

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    Been watching this one closely. I'm amazed at how well it turned out considering initial reports of hitting a flock of geese. That could bring a plane down! Very, very lucky, with very skilled pilots with brass cojones!

    Also - had it been night time, or the weather IMC, this surely would have been a disaster.

    Flight track - he - or she - took off, hit the geese, tried to return for landing -
    http://flightaware.com/live/flight/A...004Z/KLGA/KLGA <--Fixed link


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    Its good that there were no major injuries. I guess for once those life vests they give you instead a parachute came in handy.

    I bet those geese were terrorists. Bin Laden has figured out how to train geese to use against us. LOL.
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    Yeah I was watching this, its amazing how well the pilots did. Only in New York :/

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    This absolutely was a miracle. And the pilot...he should get a medal. What an amazing presence of mind in what must have been a terrifying situation to turn that plane around and slowly place it in the water. You know the results would have been tragic if he'd had to land on the ground. And right over a bridge and in between buildings!
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    My mom is a flight attendant, and everytime someone says a plane has crashed my heart skips a beat. She does not work for this airline, but thank god for all the training and requirements that the airlines require for their flight crews. This is definitely something that could have ended horribly wrong. The pilot and co-pilot and the rest of the on board crew definitely deserve the highest praise for safely landing the plane, and successfully getting everyone off as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlantAKiss View Post
    This absolutely was a miracle. And the pilot...he should get a medal. What an amazing presence of mind in what must have been a terrifying situation to turn that plane around and slowly place it in the water. You know the results would have been tragic if he'd had to land on the ground. And right over a bridge and in between buildings!
    Yeah, I was hoping maybe Obama could recognize him to start his term on a high note.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlantAKiss View Post
    And the pilot...he should get a medal.
    That's what I think too. This pilot is a hero. This was a true miracle and I'm so glad everyone is alright.
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