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US Air Plane down in the Hudson River in NYC

Postby fors43 » Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:47 pm

On cnn now...

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Re: US Air Plane down in the Hudson River in NYC

Postby Verbal » Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:50 pm

Flight 1549, LaGuardia to Charlotte....
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Re: US Air Plane down in the Hudson River in NYC

Postby Half Bottle » Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:56 pm

Remarkable. My mind said Flushing Bay but the news reports are clearly saying Hudson and (for what it's worth) that it was a "controlled crash landing" according to witnesses. News footage clearly shows a fairly intact aircraft mostly above water.
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Re: US Air Plane down in the Hudson River in NYC

Postby fors43 » Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:56 pm

Pretty dramatic video; plane seems to not be sinking, at least not quickly; this is deep water apparently. Coast guard dropping life jackets to passengers. A320.

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Re: US Air Plane down in the Hudson River in NYC

Postby Sickbag » Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:57 pm

Does it have a 'N' on the tailplane?
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Re: US Air Plane down in the Hudson River in NYC

Postby David Hilditch » Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:05 pm

Close to the Intrepid aircraft carrier museum. My goodness, that water must be cold - about 19 degrees Fahrenheit this afternoon.

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Re: US Air Plane down in the Hudson River in NYC

Postby Dmmoore » Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:06 pm

It's a US Airways 320. Survivors are reported. All are thought to be off loaded safely.
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Re: US Air Plane down in the Hudson River in NYC

Postby Dmmoore » Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:08 pm

Water temperature 43F. Air temp 20F.
Survivors are reporting all pax off. Pretty sure all PAX are safe.
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Re: US Air Plane down in the Hudson River in NYC

Postby fors43 » Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:09 pm

Seems to be a remarkable job by the crew; fantastic.

Crazy to see if floating down the river.
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Re: US Air Plane down in the Hudson River in NYC

Postby Half Bottle » Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:11 pm

Seems to be a remarkable job by the crew; fantastic
Pending more information about how they came to land off-airport in the first place, I agree.
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Re: US Air Plane down in the Hudson River in NYC

Postby Lomcevak » Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:12 pm

One unconfirmed report said he hit flock of geese.

Probably from Canada.

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Re: US Air Plane down in the Hudson River in NYC

Postby Dmmoore » Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:13 pm

PAX reports a loud bang followed by smoke. Cockpit announced to "Prepare for impact."
Evacuation started immediately, Boats picked survivors directly from the aircraft.
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Re: US Air Plane down in the Hudson River in NYC

Postby fors43 » Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:14 pm

Reports are all got off and very minor injuries. Amazing.

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Re: US Air Plane down in the Hudson River in NYC

Postby Sickbag » Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:16 pm

Cheap crackerbox composites floats!
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Re: US Air Plane down in the Hudson River in NYC

Postby Procede » Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:19 pm

Could this be the first ever successful water landing?

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Re: US Air Plane down in the Hudson River in NYC

Postby Dmmoore » Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:23 pm

Left engine reported on fire by a PAX. No report on the Right engine, yet.
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Re: US Air Plane down in the Hudson River in NYC

Postby Sickbag » Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:25 pm

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Re: US Air Plane down in the Hudson River in NYC

Postby VectorForFood » Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:27 pm

FAA saying it was a birdstrike, and reports now of a "Double Birdstrike"

Which would indicate a total or at least partial loss of power to both engines.

Great job to the crew for bringing this aircraft in without causing a loss of life or significant injury, especially in one of the most crowded areas of North America.

FAA: Departed RW 4, and was only airborne for 3 minutes, aircraft initially wanted to go to Teterboro, but obviously unable to make it.
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Re: US Air Plane down in the Hudson River in NYC

Postby Putt4Par » Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:28 pm

This is the flight tracker. Those things are accurate...it shows the flight ending in the middle of the river.


http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AWE1549

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Re: US Air Plane down in the Hudson River in NYC

Postby Dummy Pilot » Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:30 pm

With today's winds, LGA most likely departing 04 and landing 31 (though it's possible those could be vice-versa). Acknowledging the fact that the crew brought it down in one piece with no apparent loss of life, which is the most important thing, it would be interesting to know if Newark, Teterboro, or even White Plains were possibilities. Of course with the congestion of that area of the world, putting it down in the river without killing anyone on the ground or in the plane may have been the best course of action

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Re: US Air Plane down in the Hudson River in NYC

Postby Half Bottle » Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:31 pm

This is the flight tracker. Those things are accurate...it shows the flight ending in the middle of the river.


http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AWE1549
Thought a screen shot for posterity would be worthwhile. My favorite part: "Arrived 57 minutes ago!"
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Re: US Air Plane down in the Hudson River in NYC

Postby Dmmoore » Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:32 pm

The NY Fire Boat appears to be herding the jet toward shore. It's drifting so it's hard to tell.
Kudos to the operators of the ferry boats providing emergency escape routes.
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Re: US Air Plane down in the Hudson River in NYC

Postby Dmmoore » Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:34 pm

CNN reports the aircraft departed from LGA runway 04.
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Re: US Air Plane down in the Hudson River in NYC

Postby VectorForFood » Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:35 pm

Read the posts people before posting, a lot of duplicate info

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Re: US Air Plane down in the Hudson River in NYC

Postby fors43 » Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:36 pm

Cable is apparently through the doors and attached to the tug keeping it afloat.

Local news says it was a LGA to SEA flight???


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