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    Turn on CNN now.

    US Air plane in the Hudson.

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    especially since my wife is flying to NY this weekend.

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    Yikes!!! On it's way here - Charlotte.

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    Dude...

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    Cold

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    Appears to be in one piece, still afloat, rescues underway. Bird strike is being reported at the cause of the crash landing in the Hudson. Airbus A320 enroute from La Guardia to Charlotte.
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Yup, very cold water, but it seems as if everyone survived? Just a guess, but it does seem that way.
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilikebikes View Post
    Yup, very cold water, but it seems as if everyone survived? Just a guess, but it does seem that way.
    that's the current report.

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    Cool, Im happy for that as mine was just a guess from what Ive seen
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    Wife called. Said they're dropping life jackets into the water. Bird strike? Man...

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    looks like it's intact with the inflatable rafts working and with emergency crews already there
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    we can sequence the human genome, but can't render bird attacks ineffective against airplanes? I don't buy it.

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    They had a super fast response. The rescuers are really doing a good job.

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    Well the passengers and crew had things going pretty well as one can see that they used the emegency slides as floatation devices and they do have (some of them) large rafts located on the middle ceiling area of the plane. Just hope they remembered to cut the slide away from the plane with the knife provided by the airlines, its located just in the bottom of the doorway next to the emegency beacon. (after the slide is activated) The first to respond was FDNY Rescue One, but I think that commercial ships reached them first.
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    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    props to the pilot who managed to land it in water intact. now that is hard to do with a commercial aircraft.
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by AEO View Post
    props to the pilot who managed to land it in water intact. now that is hard to do with a commercial aircraft.
    Agreed about the pilot. I'd assume its pretty hard with any plane. At high speed water is pretty much a solid surface.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KyleOndy View Post
    They had a super fast response. The rescuers are really doing a good job.
    It landed in the middle of several ferry docks (both sides of the river). They were probably to the plane within seconds. The aircraft was held afloat by tugs while the evacuation was completed. No reports of casualties, at least not yet.
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    Seems like the ships are moving away from the scene so maybe they got everyone. Double bird strike by the way.
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    birds suck
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    Quote Originally Posted by 127.0.0.1 View Post
    birds suck
    no. Jet engines suck.....birds right into them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KyleOndy View Post
    Agreed about the pilot. I'd assume its pretty hard with any plane. At high speed water is pretty much a solid surface.
    it's hard because the underwing engines act like a boat anchor when it hits the water, sending the airplane into a spin that just rips it apart.

    T-tail configurations like boeing 727 or bombardier crj200, keep the engine above the fuselage and don't have this problem. there are trade-offs however, and ease of maintenance is one of them, which is why most large commercial airliners have underwing designs.
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    Ever see a miracle?
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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