US Airways Jet crashes into Hudson

Discussion in 'Random Thoughts' started by hotwater, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. hotwater

    hotwater Senior Member

    US Airways jet crashes in Hudson River

    Officials say all of the 148 passengers and crew members are safe

    NEW YORK - A US Airways plane crashed into the frigid Hudson River on Thursday afternoon after striking birds that disabled two engines, sending 150 on board scrambling onto rescue boats, authorities say. No deaths or serious injuries were immediately reported.
    Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Laura Brown said the US Airways Flight 1549 had just taken off from LaGuardia Airport enroute to Charlotte, N.C., when the crash occurred in the river near 48th Street in midtown Manhattan.
    Brown said the plane, an Airbus 320, appeared to have hit one or more birds.
    A law enforcement official said that authorities were not aware of any deaths and that the passengers did not appear to be seriously injured. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the rescue was still under way.

    NBC News, citing local law enforcement, said that all of the 148 passengers and five or six crew members were off the plane.
    A passenger who identified himself as Jeff told NBC News the engines blew about 3 minutes into the flight. "Fire started blowing up," he said. "I thought we would be able to circle around, but the captain said 'brace for impact.' ... I think the captain did a helluva job."

  2. deleted

    deleted Visitor

    your late reporting.. :p
    It looks like a metal shark now..
    Birds being the cause,,
    Correction. Trained Al-Quida birds..:eek:
  3. zilla939

    zilla939 Thought Police Lifetime Supporter

    ba old news :D
  4. seamonster66

    seamonster66 discount dracula

    shit, thats lucky as hell

    what a pilot
  5. hotwater

    hotwater Senior Member

    They’re saying it was a swarm of geese :eek:

    Fucking Canadians :mad:

  6. deleted

    deleted Visitor

    sure took up a lot of local air time.. Air time.. Pun. :D
  7. I'minmyunderwear

    I'minmyunderwear voice of sexy

    can birds normally take down a commercial jet?

    "air force one went down today killing everyone on board. according to the recording on the black box, the plane hit a swarm of gnats and there was just nothing that could be done."
  8. hotwater

    hotwater Senior Member

    Apparently they can and here in the northeast planes are particularly vulnerable :eek:

  9. hotwater

    hotwater Senior Member

    Well there were a few cases of hypothermia :mad: and I’m guessing at least a few cases of Cabin Fever :eek:

  10. zen_arcade

    zen_arcade Banned

    too bad it didn't crash into Times Sq.
  11. deleted

    deleted Visitor

    wells, when take off requires alot of thrust for lift. If even the slightest power loss is noticed, the pilot can compensate but only so much..
    When a plane is in flight and has altitude it can hit birds and not get so much damage..
    but not the case as it has its engines at full, during takeoff.. Some planes only use tail engines for take off. I think AB320's only have 2 engines.. As loss of one during take off, can be Catastrophic..
  12. seamonster66

    seamonster66 discount dracula

    My friend sees the plane out of his office window, or at least he could
  13. fitzy21

    fitzy21 Worst RT Mod EVAH!!!!

    i found it pretty funny
  14. daisymae

    daisymae I'm a Rhinestone Cowboy

    They can do a lot of damage. [insert role playing game joke here]
  15. Cherea

    Cherea Senior Member

    That's what I was thinking. And if it did, it probably wouldn't have killed a single New Yorker.
  16. zen_arcade

    zen_arcade Banned

    true story!! t@uri$t$!!!11
  17. Cherea

    Cherea Senior Member

    Yeah. Fuck those bitches.
  18. Dragonfly

    Dragonfly Senior Member

    what's up with that anyways its not there's really all that much to see in that city, it pisses me off actually, but i still go there when it's unavoidable
  19. zen_arcade

    zen_arcade Banned

  20. broony

    broony Banned

    what if a flock of birds went into your engine?

    i dont like flying.

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