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US Airways Plane in the Hudson River (Anniversary)

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by YankeeFan, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Just read through all 13 pages again. Still amazed by that landing.
  2. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

    The thread title makes me think of this:

  3. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Hard to believe it's been five years.
  4. Corky Ramirez up on 94th St.

    Corky Ramirez up on 94th St. Well-Known Member

    Reading this thread from the start really heightens the fact of my biggest regret, that I didn't join the US Air Force like my father. Chesley Sullenberger really is someone to admire. I, too, can't believe it's been five years.

    Has anyone read his memoir? I'm thinking of purchasing it.
  5. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    A friend of mine piloted the first ferry to respond to the splashdown and said he was amazed at the level of calm among the passengers and crew in the crisis.
  6. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    On day of episode I was on a US Air flight to Charlotte out of LGA that
    left about 1/2 hour earlier. Landed in Charlotte, turned on my phone
    and every means of contacting me started lighting up. At that point had
    no idea why I was getting so many calls. Since then I've made sure to
    provide exact flight #'s to everyone in a need to know position.
  7. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Still mezmerizing. Hard to believe it's been five years. Seeing David Poole's name a couple pages of back was nice.
  8. bydesign77

    bydesign77 Active Member

    Similar experience for me. I was commuting from AGS TO RIC that day via CLT. As a nonrev, that's the route I usually took. However there were times when LGA would come into play for me.

    Plenty of texts as I deplaned as well.
  9. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    How is this possibly nine years ago already?

    Donny in his element likes this.
  10. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    A buddy of mine was a ship's captain on the first ferry to come to their rescue and was one of the people pulling the passengers up to safety. He became a composite character in the Tom Hanks film "Sully."
    ChrisLong likes this.
  11. Deskgrunt50

    Deskgrunt50 Well-Known Member

    Still completely amazed by this. The audio of Sully calmly stating "We're going to be in the Hudson" the same way most of us would say "I'm going to the grocery store" is stunning.

    Thought the movie was kind of meh. Obviously they had to create some sort of conflict, otherwise it would have been about a 90-second flick. But they tried to make it out as if the NTSB was gunning to pin blame on Sully. I don't recall that being remotely the case. There was just an investigation as there would be for any crash.
  12. Slacker

    Slacker Well-Known Member

    Still boggles the mind. One of the best "good news" stories of modern America.

    poindexter likes this.
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