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Plane Down in Hudson River - NYC

Old 15th Jan 2009, 20:40
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Can any Boeing driver out there say whether they have a ditching pushbutton?
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Old 15th Jan 2009, 20:41
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The aircraft is still floating
The large red tug boat on the right side has cables running through the cabin both foward and aft to keep the aircraft afloat and tow it to shallow water.
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Old 15th Jan 2009, 20:42
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Airbus is going down now one hour after impact .
Because the opened the front door.
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Old 15th Jan 2009, 20:44
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The pax seem to be wearing life jackets, inflated, but from the pics I have seen most do not appear to have tied the tapes around the waist. Just an observation for later analysis of the ditching. Anyway great to hear all well.
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Old 15th Jan 2009, 20:45
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Simply wow.
This contradicts all my presumptions about airliner ditching.
What a fantastic crew effort !!

But what conditions could facilitate a safe ditching? Apart from an amazing crew, obviously ^^
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Old 15th Jan 2009, 20:45
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Some of the greatest airmanship of which I'm aware.

A beautiful job by true aviators under truly critical conditions.

And kudos to the cabin crew, who are so important in seeing
to the well-being of all PAX aboard.

Fabulous team work, including by the rescuers.

True professionals all!

God bless them.
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Old 15th Jan 2009, 20:45
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the ditching push button does not extend the RAT it just closes all the "holes" the RAT may have come out due to dual engine failure
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Old 15th Jan 2009, 20:46
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Value of crew

Watching it on CNN, those guys earned their salary this month for sure! And what will their beers taste good tonight.
Yes I am sure you are correct and will be lauded as such for a while but give it 6 months and they will revert to being treated like cr*p and an expensive necessity by their beancounter management once more.
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Incredible

Captain and crew of US1549 we salute you
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Old 15th Jan 2009, 20:51
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Well it looks like everyone survived according to sky news. All I can say is well done boys. Even getting a brace call in to the cabin.
Cant say how they ditched so well, especially with low slung engines, but what they did was the right way to do it. Fantastic Airmanship.
WELL DONE.

HEROES!
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Old 15th Jan 2009, 20:51
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"Yes I am sure you are correct and will be lauded as such for a while but give it 6 months and they will revert to being treated like cr*p and an expensive necessity by their beancounter management once more."

Sad but true. Beans don't need rest.
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Old 15th Jan 2009, 20:51
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Now you know why in surveys, pilots consistently rate as one of the most trusted occupations.
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Old 15th Jan 2009, 20:52
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Suprising number of people appear to have left the aircraft without their life jackets looking at the photos.

Open doors and towing through water, great way to sink the aircraft
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Old 15th Jan 2009, 20:55
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How are they going to close the doors without elecrical power? A/C is a write off anyway so it won't matter if it sinks and is raised later by crane.
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Old 15th Jan 2009, 20:55
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God bless them all

The Pan Am plane was a B-377 that lost 2 (of 4!!) engines, I believe one prop went into flat pitch and overspeed. Ditching occurred near an Ocean Ship just after dawn, having circled the ship during the night, knowing they couldn't shore. The Captain's name was Richard Ogg. Any guesses on the identifier for the Maui VOR?

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Old 15th Jan 2009, 20:56
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that first picture sure looks lonely

Astonishing hi-resolution picture of the plane before any of the boats got there, in the water, passengers already on the wings.
Looks lonely out there.

File:Plane crash into Hudson River.jpg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This may be a very well photographed event!

It's from a series; first one here after the plane is in the water, doors still closed:
The first photo I took on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
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Old 15th Jan 2009, 20:56
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I just want to congratulate the entire crew on a job well done. The fear factor I am sure must have been high. I mean, how many times have we taken off on the same exact flight with our cup of coffee by our side ever so slightly lulled by the gentle whine of the engines. Anticipating yet not expecting our training to be put to use on that very flight.

You Ladies and Gentlemen, are my heroes.


I am extremely proud to be in the same profession as those bunch.

P.S. Anyone know what DP was in use?

the whitestone or Lga dp has you busier than a 1legged man in an ass kicking contest..
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Old 15th Jan 2009, 20:57
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Passenger said on CNN that the commander was announcing "Brace for Impact" shortly before ditching. I was always wondering if I would have enough capacity to follow the book under such pressure.

Hope I never find out.
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Old 15th Jan 2009, 20:58
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please remember

Jet fuel floats

the pilots probably closed the outflow vale to retain buoyancy

every landing you make is practice for a gliding ditching...level the wings, nose up

doors that are open are aat or above waterline
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