Monday, September 15, 2014

Flight 1549 Hudson River Ditching

 Most of you remember the amazing ditching / landing of U.S. Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River.

The plane is referred to as "Cactus" as you view the video and listen to the conversations.

It happened shortly after takeoff because the plane had been hit by a flock of birds.

This caused such severe damage to the engines there was no way to continue.

Nearby airports were still too far away to reach.

So the only option was to land in the Hudson River.

Captain Sullinberger was the pilot in command. 

Everyone survived.

A 3D Reconstruction of the events has been posted on Youtube.

You will definitely want to see this sooooo