Hudson River Landing

Wow, nice piece of flying by the USAirways pilot who was able to safely glide that plane into the Hudson River in midtown Manhattan today saving the lives of all the passengers and crew.  Must’ve given the people in New York that watched that landing quite a start, though!  And lest anyone think it stunning that a flock of birds could do that to a jet plane, perhaps they should remember their Charlemagne:

I suddenly remembered Charlemagne.
“Let my armies be the rocks and the
trees and the birds in the sky.”

Above quote from Sean Connery in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, the beach scene.  Couldn’t help but think of it today when I first heard what happened.


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