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SlickStick
01-15-2009, 02:36 PM
http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/01/...ane.crash/index.html (http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/01/15/new.york.plane.crash/index.html)

It appears there was a bird strike shortly after take-off. It also appears that there may not be any fatalities. God bless the pilot who put the bird gently into the water. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Bremspropeller
01-15-2009, 02:56 PM
Incredible example of airmanship. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

I'd like to see the extent of damage done to the aircraft, as soon as they get it back off the water.

stalkervision
01-15-2009, 02:59 PM
rumor is now Arabs had train terrorist pigeons to take it out.. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

Only kidding of course. Terrorist eat pigeons for dinner. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

I_KG100_Prien
01-15-2009, 03:10 PM
I enjoyed the footage of them bringing all the distraught looking folks off of the plane.. and talking about emotional trauma etc..

Then you see that black guy doing a little jig, giving thumbs up and smiling at the camera with that "yeah man, I'm alive, I know it- I'm gonna go get f*cked up!!!" kind of air about him..

I'm glad that everyone came out O.K- That pilot did a great job.

Warrington_Wolf
01-15-2009, 03:45 PM
The pilot and first officer deserve medals the size of a frying pan, and from what I've heard the cabin crew deserve praise for their actions as well http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif. I'm just glad that there were no fatalities (birds not included).

JG52Uther
01-15-2009, 03:47 PM
Absolutely amazing pictures on TV.

steiner562
01-15-2009, 03:51 PM
Great there was no casualties ,feared the worse on clicking the thread title..

SlickStick
01-15-2009, 04:03 PM
Originally posted by steiner562:
Great there was no casualties ,feared the worse on clicking the thread title..

Updated the title. At the time, it was not 100% sure if there were any casualties (besides the birds, of course).

ms-kleaneasy
01-15-2009, 04:04 PM
Good to hear there were no casualties.

I was watching a documentary the other day about an old emergency landing/ crash, this one (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gimli_Glider). The pilot managed to bring that plane down without any injuries, well not counting the few scratches some got from the emergency slides not quite reaching the floor.

Anyway apparently they’ve tried to re-enact that event many times since in simulators with various top pilots and each always killed all on board. It never ceases to amaze me how these pilots manage to perform what’s nothing less than miracles under that kind of pressure when it truly matters.

Ba5tard5word
01-15-2009, 05:08 PM
One of those rare times that a plane lands in water like in the safety demonstrations before you take off.....

Also man as if you didn't need another reason to not fly out of LaGuardia......

ploughman
01-15-2009, 06:23 PM
Well that' just wonderful, thanks to the aircrew, the cabin crew, and the design that finally a water landing is casualty free. Well done everyone involved.

SeaFireLIV
01-15-2009, 06:56 PM
I still have worries that such large capacity aircraft are a disaster waiting to happen. I`m thankful there were no casualties.

edit: Only 150 seats? I must be thinking of the wrong type of plane... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

Bremspropeller
01-16-2009, 05:15 AM
Contrary to what everyone on the media says, this has not been the first successful ditching.

http://www.everzone.org/pics/B707ditch1.jpg
http://www.everzone.org/pics/707ditch.html

http://varifrank.com/images/pa-ditch.jpg


It's just been one of the rare occassions where nobody was seriously hurt.

And that's in particular due to the quick response of the CG-, ferry-, NYPD- and FDNY- ships.

A strikingly similar ditching-incident (for different reasons, though) a couple of decades back in St. Petersburg (scroll down):

http://www.englishrussia.com/?p=2201

A Tu-124 landed on Neva-River. All PAX were ok.

Worf101
01-16-2009, 08:10 AM
Cool as a mountain stream, balls the size of grapefruits. The "Right Stuff"? More like the miraculous stuff. Fighter jock turned bus driver my ***. Outstanding!!!

Da Worfster

Warrington_Wolf
01-16-2009, 12:04 PM
Originally posted by SeaFireLIV:
I still have worries that such large capacity aircraft are a disaster waiting to happen. I`m thankful there were no casualties.

edit: Only 150 seats? I must be thinking of the wrong type of plane... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif Sounds like you were thinking of the A-380, that's airbus's new effort which I've heard is bigger than the 747.

ms-kleaneasy
01-16-2009, 12:35 PM
Originally posted by Warrington_Wolf:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by SeaFireLIV:
I still have worries that such large capacity aircraft are a disaster waiting to happen. I`m thankful there were no casualties.

edit: Only 150 seats? I must be thinking of the wrong type of plane... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif Sounds like you were thinking of the A-380, that's airbus's new effort which I've heard is bigger than the 747. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

The A320 seats 150, the A380 is 525 I believe

b2spirita
01-17-2009, 08:30 AM
Here you can see art of the landing

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7834853.stm