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Re: U.S. Airways A320 lands in Hudson River

Postby WaCougMBS » Fri Jan 16, 2009 3:42 am

stomperrob wrote:Wonder if when he finally gets home to California, his wife is gonna want to talk about him retiring! :-b


Somehow I know how that "conversation" is going to go :-b
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Re: U.U. Airways A320 lands in Hudson River

Postby bigh0rt » Fri Jan 16, 2009 8:15 am

Madison wrote:Glad to see that no one was hurt. ;-D

Cowboys 4 life wrote:Wow! Can't believe noone was hurt. ;-D

People were hurt. No known fatalities, though.
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Re: U.S. Airways A320 lands in Hudson River

Postby Mugrila » Fri Jan 16, 2009 11:45 am

Scary, my mom worked this exact same flight the day before this happened- same plane, flight #, and all. Glad everybody was ok. :-°
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Re: U.S. Airways A320 lands in Hudson River

Postby Nfl Fan » Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:24 pm

stomperrob wrote:They're also saying the pilot is a licensed glider plane instructor - bet that came in handy today!


It might have, but I can tell you that even in my 50 hours flying a plane, pilots are trained from the beginning to do emergency landings with no power.

He's a true hero. ;-D
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Re: U.U. Airways A320 lands in Hudson River

Postby scottaa1 » Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:34 pm

bigh0rt wrote:
Madison wrote:Glad to see that no one was hurt. ;-D

Cowboys 4 life wrote:Wow! Can't believe noone was hurt. ;-D

People were hurt. No known fatalities, though.


I'm quite sure my underwear would have been a fatality if I had been on that plane.

How the heck do you get an airliner out of a river?
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Re: U.S. Airways A320 lands in Hudson River

Postby Guru13 » Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:57 pm

so I was thinking...that water must have freakin' cold.
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Re: U.S. Airways A320 lands in Hudson River

Postby Mookie4ever » Fri Jan 16, 2009 1:03 pm

Nfl Fan wrote:
stomperrob wrote:They're also saying the pilot is a licensed glider plane instructor - bet that came in handy today!


It might have, but I can tell you that even in my 50 hours flying a plane, pilots are trained from the beginning to do emergency landings with no power.

He's a true hero. ;-D


Not to be a dick or anything but why is he a hero?

It's his job, you say yourself that he is trained specifically for this and he had to land the plane to save his own life. I bet that there was so much adrenaline that he did it all on instinct. You can say that he is good at his job but a hero? That word is used way too much, just a pet peeve of mine.
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Re: U.S. Airways A320 lands in Hudson River

Postby dream_017 » Fri Jan 16, 2009 1:07 pm

Mookie4ever wrote:That word is used way too much, just a pet peeve of mine.

Me too ;-D
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Re: U.S. Airways A320 lands in Hudson River

Postby Nfl Fan » Fri Jan 16, 2009 1:19 pm

Mookie4ever wrote:
Nfl Fan wrote:
stomperrob wrote:They're also saying the pilot is a licensed glider plane instructor - bet that came in handy today!


It might have, but I can tell you that even in my 50 hours flying a plane, pilots are trained from the beginning to do emergency landings with no power.

He's a true hero. ;-D


Not to be a dick or anything but why is he a hero?

It's his job, you say yourself that he is trained specifically for this and he had to land the plane to save his own life. I bet that there was so much adrenaline that he did it all on instinct. You can say that he is good at his job but a hero? That word is used way too much, just a pet peeve of mine.


I hear ya...

I think it's been reported that this is the first time in something like 50 years that an emergency landing in the water did not result in any fatalities. If he even clipped a wing in the water it would have resulted in a cartwheel; or the nose would have caused it to tumble. Many things could cause it to break apart. True, pilots are trained well, but they don't actually practice landing a plane in the water. They learn theory and practice descents without power, but then power up before landing.

Hero? Highly skilled? A littly bit of luck? Mebbe all three. Regardless, he saved 150 people with his actions, so I don't think 'hero' is too out of line. ;-)
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Re: U.S. Airways A320 lands in Hudson River

Postby stomperrob » Fri Jan 16, 2009 1:22 pm

FantasyFutballGuru13 wrote:so I was thinking...that water must have freakin' cold.


Yup, water temp was 40F and the air was 20F!
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