What a great job that pilot did, just looking at photos on line and how close to the city it was and what could have happen just a little one way or the other. Thanks to the skills of the pilot everyone was safe.
Who ever the pilot was they did an outstanding job! I am so glad everyone made it safely through this ordeal. Also who ever was in the emergency exit row is to be commended. I can't imagine going through that.
Everyone involved is to be commended. I heard the plane was evacuated in 90 seconds, and that the male passengers were letting women and children off first. And, I cannot muster enough praise for the pilot. I don't have the statistics, but the Hudson River is not very wide at that point, and there are major population centers on each side. It took an incredible amount of skill and expertise to bring the plane down in those conditions.
The paper said that he was also an accomplished glider pilot. Not the an airliner is a glider but the principles of non powered flight hold true. He did a great job landing it and must have keep an extraordinarily cool head trying to figure out the best and safest place to put the plane down. I'm not so sure most people could think that quickly and have been able to pull that off.
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