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it's just barely afloat, passengers all alive apparently.
it looks tiny in the water but then i guess it wold
don't sound like it
anything that looks like a proper plane as opposed to one Biggles would fly is a jumbo jet. Planes, admittedly, far down my list of strong points.
after the engines were quadraspazzed by birds. So slighty less dramatic, as planes in rivers go.
Finally Obama can finish George Bushs work.
weren't paying attention during the saftey demonstration at the start of the flight.
PAssenger: 'Arggghhh what do I do? What do I do?'
Steward on safety raft: 'Well I did tell you. Get off the slide with those shoes.'
I thought a plane would smash into bits if it hit water at speed and it must have been going a fair speed in the air.
What's the betting most of the headlines related to this tomorrow include the word "Miracle!"
takes a bit of skill though. I reckon the best I can do is landing in a crosswind.
getting herded onto a boat, all crying and shitting themselves (not having a dig, I'd probably be the cryingest, shittiest one of all), apart from one young fella who looked like his name had just been read out on The Price Is Right
Where was that plane going off the end of a runway and fireball a year or two ago where all the passengers survived?
about thirty people died in thon
There was another one, possibly in north America.
just been watching on Sky News, looks pretty incredible that everyone's ok. I'm amazed planes don't fly into birds more often, to be honest.
with gun turrets to take out flocks of birds
Because of birds. Until then I hadn't realised either, but happens a fair bit - well it would do, wouldn't it? Pretty gruesome though, I try not to sit near the wings/turbiney things just in case I see birds flying into their mangled deaths.
is some kind of hero.
CHESLEY Sullenberger. Even better.
The Wikipedia article about the crash says his name is Chesley Burnett "Sully" Sullenberger III. Zomg.
and anyway, I'm sure you wouldn't mind either way if you were plunging towards the Hudson
rather than a way of misspelling an address. And no amount of stupidly-named presidents' daughters or royal girlfriends will persuade me otherwise.
Also, that's not a spoonerism. Otherwise, solid posting.
Zomgs are largely worthless, by the way. I got mine on a three-week online diploma course with a multiple choice final exam.
Joey Mahone BA, Zomg.
Has a nice ring.
i'm going on a plane on saturday, i want this pilot to be flying it!
really folks this is EASY! The water is all lovely and soft, well compared to the runway with the wheels up and trying to land without a massive fireball ocurring.
If your're gonna crash make it into water and ideally a river near a major city. It's the aerospace equivalent of falling over and landing in a stack of pillows.
taken from one of the rescue boats..
"Gotta give it to the pilot, man, he made a hell of a landing"
awesome quote. I like how the BBC didn't edit "man"
whose job it was to fly his falcons near the runways at Stansted airport to scare of flocks of less hard birds.
I can see TV programme potential - like One Man And His Dog. But with bird and planes.
The pilot - hero by name, hero by deeds. Apparently the first water landing by a commercial flight in 50 years that had no fatalities.