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  1. silverspoon65

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    All I keep thinking is that its about 10 degrees out here, and I am not too far from NY/NJ. Holy cow, that must have been some COLD water!
     
  2. Grammy Teacher

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    That pilot is from WI, not real far from where I live.
     
  3. Irishdave

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    I wish they would interview some people there in Charlotte, NC
     
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    In one article they said he now lives in California

    edt originally from Denison, Texas
     
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    I just watched our local news and they said he is originally from this area.
     
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    Most of the coverage I saw was from the Doctor's waiting room as I waited for my appointment. So what I was able to hear was a bit spotty.

    But one discussion centered around the fact that, with the economic crisis hitting the airlines, most of the pilots left flying are those with the most experience... the rookies were let go first. So, in a crisis, the odds are that your pilot will be one with lots of experience.

    It certainly puts a different spin on the whole downsizing thing.
     
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    Ooops, sorry Dave. I didn't realize you needed to be a cablevision subscriber to get the link.

    Here's the article:
    "US Air plane plunges into Hudson, everyone survives


    Play the video (01/15/09) NEW YORK - A US Airways plane crashed into the frigid waters of the Hudson River Thursday, and officials are crediting the pilot’s “masterful” emergency landing and a quick response by rescue crews for the survival of everyone on board.

    Flight 1549 had just taken off from LaGuardia Airport en route to Charlotte, N.C., when the plane was hit by a flock of geese and crashed near Manhattan’s 48th Street.

    With all 150 passengers and five crew members safely brought to land after the plane dived into 42-degree waters, Gov. David Paterson called the incident "a miracle on the Hudson."

    "This is really a potential tragedy that may have become one of the most spectacular days in the history of New York City's agencies, it's coordination and the greatness of the people that work here and all they did for those passengers who are now tonight going home to their families," Paterson said.

    Federal Aviation Administration officials say the passengers and crew members were taken to area hospitals. The New York City Fire Department says 78 people were injured, but the extent of the injuries wasn't immediately known.

    The Airbus 320 took off at 3:26 p.m. and went down minutes later in the near-freezing water on one of the coldest days of the year, with a temperature around 20 degrees.

    Passenger Jeff Kolodjay, of Norwalk, Conn., says he heard an explosion several minutes into the flight and saw an engine on fire. He says the pilot made an announcement to "brace for impact."

    A government official says two engines of the plane were disabled by a bird strike.

    The FBI says there is no information to suggest that the plane crash was an act of terrorism.

    An air-traffic controllers’ union official says the pilot, identified as Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger III of Danville, Calif., reported a "double bird strike" less than a minute after takeoff and asked to return to the ground.

    As the controller began to turn the aircraft, the pilot radioed that he saw Teterboro Airport in New Jersey below him and asked to land there. The last transmission was the controller's order to divert to New Jersey for an emergency landing.

    Water taxis and ferries near the site came to the aid of the crash victims. Crews from the Circle Line Ferry also helped in the rescue of passengers.

    All ferry service is suspended until further notice as a result of the crash.

    Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the pilot made a “masterful” landing. He said police divers rescued a few people from the water, while others were able to walk onto the wings and then onto rescue boats.

    Anyone who believes a family member may have been on Flight 1549 can call US Airways at 1-800-679-8215. Friends and family members looking for loved ones who were on the flight can go to the Crowne Plaza in Queens on Ditmars Boulevard.

    The cause of the crash will be investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board.

    AP wires contributed to this report. "


    Then there were links to videos and other sources.
     
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    From
    Out of the neighborhood of; lessening or losing proximity to; leaving behind; by reason of; out of; by aid of; -- used whenever departure, setting out, commencement of action, being, state, occurrence, etc., or procedure, emanation, absence, separation, etc., are to be expressed. It is construed with, and indicates, the point of space or time at which the action, state, etc., are regarded as setting out or beginning; also, less frequently, the source, the cause, the occasion, out of which anything proceeds; -- the aritithesis and correlative of to; as, it, is one hundred miles from Boston to Springfield; he took his sword from his side; light proceeds from the sun; separate the coarse wool from the fine; men have all sprung from Adam, and often go from good to bad, and from bad to worse; the merit of an action depends on the principle from which it proceeds; men judge of facts from personal knowledge, or from testimony.
     
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    ????

    The Co-pilot is from WI (Fox News)

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    Pilot Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger III, 57, Danville Ca. 40 years of flying experience 29-year US Airways veteran (originally from Denison, Texas)
    and co-pilot Jeff Skiles, 49, of Oregon, Wis., a 23-year US Airways veteran​
     
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    Isn't nice to have a hero?

    Key to the city----------------------$100
    ticker tape parade-cleanup:--- $200,000
    154 lives saved-------------------Priceless

     
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    Pilot lives in Danville, CA. Local news crew here interviewed his wife.
     
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    I heard tonight he flies glider planes for fun so he knew how to glide the plane safely onto the water!

    The Today Show had a story about the training process that flight attendents go through and they mentioned how you do not want to open the back exit door if in the water because it will cause the plane to sink.
     
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    It is great that Garrison Keillor pays tribute to the rest of the crew.

    The rest of the media has generally ignored the other required crew members. Shortly after after touchdown, all passengers were out of the aircraft. This crew was well experienced and well trained. Look at the ages of the crew. Hooray for age and experience!


    Released by US Airways:

    Captain Chesley B. Sullenberger, III, age 58, joined US Airways (PSA Airlines) in 1980. He has a total of 19,663 flight hours.

    First officer Jeffrey B. Skiles, age 49, joined US Airways (USAir) in 1986. He has a total of 15,643 flight hours.

    Flight Attendant Sheila Dail, age 57, joined US Airways (Piedmont Airlines) in 1980 and has more than 28 years experience with the airline.

    Flight Attendant Doreen Welsh, age 58, joined US Airways (Allegheny Airlines) in 1970 and has more than 38 years experience with the airline.

    Flight Attendant Donna Dent, age 51, joined US Airways (Piedmont Airlines) in 1982 and has more than 26 years experience with the airline
     
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    Also, I think we need to commend all those first responders-- the ferry captains and all the rest. They rose to the occasion admirably.

    They got those people to safety and warmth on a bitterly cold day in record time.
     

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