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Pilot hailed for 'Hudson miracle'

Postby Wedgy » Fri Jan 16, 2009 7:35 am

The pilot of an airliner that ditched in New York's Hudson River has been hailed a hero after all 155 passengers and crew were rescued.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/7832439.stm

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Re: Pilot hailed for 'Hudson miracle'

Postby Mayfly » Fri Jan 16, 2009 8:25 am

good to see a happy outcome, :ymapplause: not read the link but believe the worse injury was 2 broken legs... & had to smile when they said the pilot was so calm he just sat there drinking coffee.......
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Re: Pilot hailed for 'Hudson miracle'

Postby Spitfire » Fri Jan 16, 2009 11:10 am

Mr Pilot sir :-@ :-@ :-@ :-@
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Re: Pilot hailed for 'Hudson miracle'

Postby RLN » Fri Jan 16, 2009 1:33 pm

Good bit of flying. :ymapplause: :ymapplause:
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Re: Pilot hailed for 'Hudson miracle'

Postby Dan4th » Fri Jan 16, 2009 2:55 pm

Must've been all that low flying in Phantoms.....

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Re: Pilot hailed for 'Hudson miracle'

Postby Spitfire » Fri Jan 16, 2009 6:06 pm

The more read and see about this incident the more I admire and respect the Captain and his Co-Pilot - quick and calm thinking under what must have been immense pressure.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/7832642.stm

To get that jet down in one piece on water - amazing skill.
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Re: Pilot hailed for 'Hudson miracle'

Postby RLN » Fri Jan 16, 2009 10:13 pm

The Beeb have got a FS version.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/7834499.stm
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Re: Pilot hailed for 'Hudson miracle'

Postby Dan4th » Fri Jan 16, 2009 10:17 pm

This is for Tom.com::::::::

Check this guy out! Flying since 17 yrs. of age,
an "old guy" of 57 yrs. USAF trained, used to fly
Phantoms, has his own business on the side
teaching workplace safety based on airline usage.

Not a bad pattern to follow........

AND (at least outwardly) calm throughout!

I don't care WHERE he's from, this Sully guy is
one of the best!

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Re: Pilot hailed for 'Hudson miracle'

Postby Saracenman » Fri Jan 16, 2009 10:22 pm

keep an eye out for him on FSX me thinks - if he comes on I'll hide in the hangar! :p
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Re: Pilot hailed for 'Hudson miracle'

Postby Mayfly » Sun Jan 18, 2009 10:39 am

I suppose living with a pilot gives me the 'it's what they are trained for & paid for' attitude & I believe military trained pilots definately have the edge...

but I do confess that after seeing the lastest news report I am in awe of his skills & achievements, that was a brilliant piece of flying just like Art Stacey when he ditched the Nimrod in the Murray Firth I think about 12 years ago
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Re: Pilot hailed for 'Hudson miracle'

Postby Saracenman » Sun Jan 18, 2009 12:45 pm

^^^ this one you mean?

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looks like one of my landings :D

top respect to Captain Sullenberger though - stunning bit of flying/gliding!

i see there's some CCTV footage of the landing that's been released...here

and the A320 has now been pulled out of the Hudson too...here

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Re: Pilot hailed for 'Hudson miracle'

Postby Wedgy » Sun Jan 18, 2009 2:18 pm

Saracenman wrote:i see there's some CCTV footage of the landing that's been released...here
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@-) :-o :-@
That landing is just as eye witnesses described. Seeing it, is truly believing it!!!

FSX would just have you "crashed" no matter how lovely you glided in :(
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Re: Pilot hailed for 'Hudson miracle'

Postby Spitfire » Wed Jan 28, 2009 1:42 pm

I've picked this up off TVOC - another CCTV which shows much better early footage...
The plane lands at 2.02 mins in at the left - what comes across quickly is the flow of the river as the planes moves relative to the banks - and how quickly the first boats arrive.
BUT - even weirder - as the camera pans to the first boat watch carefully on the far bank - as it pans back it zooms in and if you catch it at 3.57 you quite clearly see a Concorde on what seems like a pontoon next to a Navy Carrier :-o

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/20 ... amera.html
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Re: Pilot hailed for 'Hudson miracle'

Postby MadNaddy » Wed Jan 28, 2009 3:10 pm

Not sure if this is right but Cam said to me last night that there's a game already where you can try to do this - land on the Hudson like this brave guy did :(
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Re: Pilot hailed for 'Hudson miracle'

Postby Spitfire » Thu Jan 29, 2009 5:00 pm

Spitfire wrote:I've picked this up off TVOC - another CCTV which shows much better early footage...
The plane lands at 2.02 mins in at the left - what comes across quickly is the flow of the river as the planes moves relative to the banks - and how quickly the first boats arrive.
BUT - even weirder - as the camera pans to the first boat watch carefully on the far bank - as it pans back it zooms in and if you catch it at 3.57 you quite clearly see a Concorde on what seems like a pontoon next to a Navy Carrier :-o

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/20 ... amera.html


I'm not seeing things - that IS Concorde .... right :-o :-\

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Re: Pilot hailed for 'Hudson miracle'

Postby Dan4th » Thu Jan 29, 2009 5:43 pm

YES!

It's the one that just had rhinoplasty after some
idiot ran into it's nose with a truck (lorry).

Wish they'd put it under cover, though.....

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Re: Pilot hailed for 'Hudson miracle'

Postby Saracenman » Thu Jan 29, 2009 5:46 pm

indeed it is - it's Alpha Delta, and not in a very good state i understand X(

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Re: Pilot hailed for 'Hudson miracle'

Postby Spitfire » Thu Jan 29, 2009 6:37 pm

Well blow me down - I thought I was going bonkers and it was a pigment of my imagination :p :))
(Yes I know it's supposed to be figment - just my little jokule :p)
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Re: Pilot hailed for 'Hudson miracle'

Postby Saracenman » Fri Feb 06, 2009 7:30 pm

recording of ATC conversation released...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/7872882.stm

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edit - this has also just been released

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/7873716.stm

I'll see if the whole interview is anywhere to be found........
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Re: Pilot hailed for 'Hudson miracle'

Postby Dan4th » Fri Feb 06, 2009 10:11 pm

That's a teaser, SM......

Whole thing will be on Sunday Night on US
television.

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Re: Pilot hailed for 'Hudson miracle'

Postby RLN » Fri Feb 06, 2009 10:29 pm

The man is still a hero
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Re: Pilot hailed for 'Hudson miracle'

Postby Saracenman » Fri Feb 06, 2009 10:31 pm

Dan4th wrote:That's a teaser, SM......

Whole thing will be on Sunday Night on US
television.

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aha - that's why i couldn't find it then! =))

thanks Danf - saved me some time!

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