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US Airways 1549 Rare Photo or Fake?

Old 13th Feb 2022, 13:50
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US Airways 1549 Rare Photo or Fake?

Years ago I was browsing Facebook and this photo popped up.

It was posted by somebody who found it on a US news website. The photo was apparently captured by cellphone by Roy Gates.

The news source is:

I have never seen this photo ever being widely published so I suspect this is a fake?

Then again it was uploaded on 16 Jan 2009 and so was the news article above.
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Old 13th Feb 2022, 15:36
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The NY Times also published it, credited to the photographer. I suspect it's genuine.
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Old 13th Feb 2022, 19:00
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That's crazy how somebody managed to take a photo of the impact!

I have read nearly all I can about this accident and yet this photo really shows there is still more to learn.

I recently found out that Sully let the speed get too slow during the descent and the EGPWS warnings were more priority than SPEED SPEED warnings.

Anyway what a photo!
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Old 16th Feb 2022, 16:11
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Looks like it could be a screen grab from CCTV
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