I was listening to the radio and heard about it about a minute after it happened. A listener called it in before any of the news outlets announced it. The fiance of one of the girls I work with is watching it from his building. What they are saying is the plane flew through a large flock of geese just after takeoff and that seized the engines. The pilots were skilled enough to actually land the plane in the river. Amazing...
From what I have heard it's 155 passengers and one baby or to include one baby. One Flight Attendant has a broken arm...or maybe bone, I am not sure about that. All crew as well as passengers got out a-okay! That's all good. Too often the aircraft breakup on impact, but the pilot managed to keep it together and belly it in just right to maintain cabin integrety. NJ and NYC Port Authority rescuers were on the scene in minutes. Almost a text book case of how to crash land a disbled airliner. :thumb: :thumb: Props to the Pilot in Command and the Rescue personnel for sure!
I was just watching the news and they said after the crash and all the passengers were evacuated, the Pilot went back in the plane and walked up and down the isle 2 times to make sure there was no one left on the plane. This guy truely "did his job" :thumb:
That pilot did one heck of a job. It's something what birds can do to a large plane like that. When the wife and I were in Alaska on vacation the park ranger talked about a jet liner that recieved a broken cockpit window when a Salmon dropped through it. They figured what had happened was that an Eagle was flying over head and the plane scared it and it dropped the fish. :wave: :wave: :wave:By the way that was at 30,000 feet