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US Airways Flight 1549

A scheduled commercial passenger flight that successfully landed in the Hudson River on January 15, 2009, after having complications.

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A Quick Tip by Philip_M_Hellmich

  • Jun 3, 2010
Prior to this heroic landing (funny to say landing on water) I did not think a jet could stay afloat long enough for people to exit safely.
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Quick Tip by . April 04, 2010
posted in UP UP & Away!
If there is anything to be said about leaving one's life in the hands of the pilot, this got to be it! A miracle!
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US Airways Flight 1549 was a scheduled commercial passenger flight from New York City to Charlotte, North Carolina, that, on January 15, 2009, was successfully ditched in the Hudson River adjacent to Manhattan six minutes after departing from LaGuardia Airport.

While on its initial climb out, the Airbus A320 struck a flock of Canada Geese which resulted in an immediate and nearly complete loss of thrust from both engines. When the aircrew determined that the aircraft would be unable to safely reach any airfield from its location just northeast of the George Washington Bridge, they turned it southbound and glided over the river into which they ditched the airliner near the USS Intrepid Museum in midtown Manhattan about three minutes later. All 155 occupants safely evacuated the airliner, which was still virtually intact though partially submerged and slowly sinking. The occupants were quickly rescued by nearby watercraft.

The entire crew of Flight 1549 was later awarded the Master's Medal of the Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators. The award citation read, "This emergency ditching and evacuation, with the loss of no lives, is a heroic and unique aviation achievement."
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