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Old 16th January 2009, 12:57 PM   #1
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Default "There's a plane in the Hudson" - In case you missed the pic...

One of, if not the, first pictures of yesterdays plane crash came from a guy on a boat heading out to rescue people, sent from his phone to Twitter (photo appearing on associated page twitpics). You have to see it if you haven't already, here:

http://twitpic.com/135xa

Amazing the reach and power of new tech these days.
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Old 16th January 2009, 07:59 PM   #2
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Thanks for brining this up Ben. This story is so amazing to me. The plane had to be brought down perfectly on the water to avoid a catastrophe. The people seemed amazingly calm. Help came immediately. And the fact that nobody had anything other than bumps and bruises is absolutely incredible. The pilot is being called a hero, which I agree with. According ot the NYTimes he was the last one off the plane after checking all rows/bathrooms for any remaining people.

Were any of you there to witness rescue operations?
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Old 16th January 2009, 10:19 PM   #3
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I wasn't there, but I was watching the live news coverage. Today the media is referring to the landing as "The Miracle on the Hudson River". At first that sounded a bit cheesy to me, but the more I thought about it, the more fitting it seems. It's really amazing (and quite lucky) that they were able to land safely and that everyone survived. I've heard varying reports, but it seems like the worst injuries were a few broken bones. The pilot has become quite popular overnight here in the United States, and deservingly so. To have the courage to make the decision to land the plane in the water and then the skill to successfully carry it out.... we can only hope all pilots are so great.

I do feel a bit bad for the co-pilot, though . The pilot is getting all the attention, but it's not like the co-pilot sat back and did nothing; if nothing else, I imagine he helped the pilot decide to land in the river and provided some moral support.
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Old 16th January 2009, 10:46 PM   #4
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I do feel a bit bad for the co-pilot, though . The pilot is getting all the attention, but it's not like the co-pilot sat back and did nothing; if nothing else, I imagine he helped the pilot decide to land in the river and provided some moral support.
Behind every great person, there's a co-pilot
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Old 16th January 2009, 10:52 PM   #5
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Behind every great person, there's a co-pilot
Was the co-pilot a woman?

Now, seriously, it is nice to read of a wonderful piece of news in this dreary winter that the world is having.
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Old 16th January 2009, 11:03 PM   #6
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The copilot is from Wisconsin. Mi estado.
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Old 17th January 2009, 05:13 AM   #7
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The copilot is from Wisconsin. Mi estado.
The pilot is from mi estado, Nueva York
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Old 17th January 2009, 01:24 PM   #8
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Great to hear some good news for a change.
Anyone with the name of Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger III was obviously destined for greatness.
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Great to hear some good news for a change.
Anyone with the name of Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger III was obviously destined for greatness.
Did you know he runs a safety consultancy firm when he's not flying?
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Did you know he runs a safety consultancy firm when he's not flying?
I'm glad he's not running it whilst flying.
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I'm glad he's not running it whilst flying.
Never heard of multitasking?
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Never heard of multitasking?
I think it's safe to say that you shouldn't multitask when you've lost both your engines!
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