Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Aeroplane flies high, turns left, looks right...

As you probably heard, US Airways Flight 1549 had to make an emergency crash landing on the icy waters of the Hudson River on January 15th. I was coincidentally working near the Hudson and was able to snap a few pics as the plane floated past while being tugged to keep it above water and surrounded by a fleet of ships. Amazingly, all 155 passengers made it out alive and the pilot Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger is being honored as a hero. Reports said that engine failure was caused by a flock of birds, but Sully is keeping quiet, causing conspiracy theorists to speculate. Crazy huh? Would you believe there are organizations like the Bird Strike Committee that work to prevent birds from taking out airliners? I did not know that.

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