Sunday, August 9, 2009

Miracle on the Hudson

Do you remember US Airways Flight 1549 touching down in the Hudson River
after Canada Geese disabled both engines of the plane on January 15, 2009? Captain Sullenberger is not only a very skilfull pilot but also a real Captain. He was the last one to leave the plane and only AFTER he went up and down the aisles in the cabin twice to make sure everybody was off the plane.

"Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, the pilot who landed US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River last January, was justly celebrated for his skill and courage. Less has been revealed about other players in the drama: those enigmatic geese, the engines they struck, a pioneering French engineer, and an unsung hero—the Airbus A320 itself."

A fascinating article by William Langewiesche is here.