Talk About A Hero:  

Friday, January 16, 2009

Yesterday US Air Ways Flight 1549 made a successful crash landing in in the Hudson river 3 minutes after take from LaGuardia Airport in New York City. The Hero of the moment is Captain Chesley B. Sullenberger III, a veteran US Airways pilot. I wasn't there so here are some quotes from some of the news stories about the event follow the links to read more:

"...In the minutes after takeoff, the pilot managed to maneuver past the skyscrapers of Manhattan and into the crowded Hudson River, even though the engines were disabled after apparently hitting a flock of geese. Passengers said the plane was vibrating violently and the cabin began to fill with smoke. To reach its splashdown spot, witnesses said the jet glided over the George Washington Bridge before plopping into the water...." ~The Wall Street Journal

"..Passenger Jeff Kolodjay of Norwalk, Conn., said he heard an explosion two or three minutes into the flight, looked out the left side of the Airbus 320 and saw one of the engines on fire."The captain said, `Brace for impact because we're going down,"' Kolodjay said. He said passengers put their heads in their laps and started saying prayers. He said the plane hit the water pretty hard, but he was fine....'' ~

This guy need to teach Wall Street how to be calm in troubled times!

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