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US Airways Plane down in the Hudson river

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posted on Jan, 15 2009 @ 09:47 PM
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Amazing. Simply amazing. What a display of skill! And an incredible job by the first responders. Get all those folks raises!




posted on Jan, 15 2009 @ 10:05 PM
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The baggage hold is air tight, when the doors were opened it was to the main cabin, but as there was no hole in baggage I htink thats why it could stay afloat a bit longer?



posted on Jan, 15 2009 @ 10:16 PM
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It is so refreshing to have some good news today
. It is so refreshing to see people calm and thinking of others more than themselves in the face of possible death.



posted on Jan, 15 2009 @ 10:33 PM
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zazzafrazz.....NO, the baggage compartments are NOT airtight. Sorry, but it is a common misconception.

The entire fuselage is pressurized, what you are possibly being confused by is the difference between some baggage holds that are designed to stifle a fire, as compared to others that have fire suppression systems built in.

Older Boeings, such as the B727 and B737 do not have the fire systems built in...the compartments are designed to 'stifle' any fire, since there is no fresh oxygen supplied to those compartments. Of course, that is why live animals are NOT put there, they are placed in other areas, and it depends on the aircraft type.

Most modern airplanes now have fire detection and suppression systems, for the cargo areas....again, live animals are put into an area that is usually well aft, and is pressurized, of course......but is dark and noisy, and possibly stresssful to your beloved pet.



posted on Jan, 15 2009 @ 10:42 PM
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During the last few days of the Bush administration, he reminds the American people of the 2001 9/11 attacks by downing a US plane in the vicinity of New York by satellite. He states on the same day that he has made some hard decisions and downing an American plane with no injuries is one of them. This will be his last executive power as President before Obama is sworn in.

How's this conspiracy?



posted on Jan, 15 2009 @ 10:52 PM
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Amazing nobody died.

Thumbs up to the pilot.

Excellent job!




posted on Jan, 15 2009 @ 10:52 PM
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Exhile......your post is so abhorrent, that I lack the ability to say any more.

Except.....you are a MORON!!!!

(unless you can direct a flock of geese to take down an airplane, then in that mode, you are God.....)



posted on Jan, 15 2009 @ 11:07 PM
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Originally posted by weedwhacker

(unless you can direct a flock of geese to take down an airplane, then in that mode, you are God.....)


The geese were trained by Al-Qaeda and funded by the CIA; they have been planning this for years.

This is the smoking gun. lol

Someone on here will find some sort of wild conspiracy out of this, just look at the 9/11 forums for example. I’m surprised no one has suggested that the geese or plane was a hologram!

Mikey






[edit on 15/1/2009 by Mikey84]



posted on Jan, 15 2009 @ 11:19 PM
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Originally posted by Mikey84
I’m surprised no one has suggested that the geese or plane was a hologram!

Mikey


The hologram idea was suggested on one of the first pages.

Kudos to the pilot and ferry pilots.



posted on Jan, 15 2009 @ 11:44 PM
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How wonderful it is to see no one was injured and how fast the local responders (ferry people or perhaps its fairy people) got to the waterlogged ditched US Airways.



posted on Jan, 16 2009 @ 12:05 AM
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Here's the difference about ditching in the 'open' ocean, versus ditching into a river where you KNOW there will be almost 'instant' response.....

Let's look at another scenario....an airplane that is in the middle of the Atlantic, and must 'ditch'. First of all, depending on WHERE you are, there might be a land opportunity, during a trans-atlantic crossing. BUR, worst-case-scenario, if we HAVE to ditch an airplane into the water, we hope it is smooth water. (A river is about as smooth as we can hope for).

IF we must ditch into the Sea, and IF we have some power available, then we are trained to land on the back of the swells, parellel to the swells....this is, of course assuming that one can see the ocean's surface......

SO, you can see what a beautiful job those Pilots did, in NY. Absoutely fabulous job, under very difficult circumstances.



posted on Jan, 16 2009 @ 12:13 AM
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My congratulations to the Pilot for a job well done today, he certainly saved many lives and is a hero in my books.

I am very proud of all of the survivors and rescue teams, yep, we Americans can be pretty cool people.



posted on Jan, 16 2009 @ 12:17 AM
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They took off from LGA but were too far from any of the three to even think about landing once the engines had cut out. Logistically the site is closest to EWR (Newark) out of the three.


Teterboro is closer - used by business jets and general aviation, about
12 miles west of there. Runways are 6200 and 7000 ft, enough to
put it down .



posted on Jan, 16 2009 @ 12:17 AM
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Oh no!

Birds of Mass Destruction!
lol.


Quite a good bit of emergency flying on the pilots part. All are safe and accounted for.


I get the feeling the geese are wearing stripes.

... get it? Stripes? Like in prison? And cause they just went through a turbine?
Ohhhh forget it...

Heh.



posted on Jan, 16 2009 @ 12:21 AM
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Originally posted by weedwhackerSO, you can see what a beautiful job those Pilots did, in NY. Absoutely fabulous job, under very difficult circumstances.


Indeed, landing an airliner with underslung engines on water in one piece is job well done in my book.



posted on Jan, 16 2009 @ 12:26 AM
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john....I GET IT!!!

Except...too many birds means....uh oh!

Damn Geese!!!! Why don't they be required to carry transponders, with Mode C capability????

OK, it is a joke, many will not understsnd, I know....but this exceptional encounter is a one-in-a-million happenstance.

The good news is, the incredible skill of the pilots, and this is why we train so much......



posted on Jan, 16 2009 @ 12:28 AM
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great job by the pilot. i'm sure he went through all the options available to him in a split second, and i have to say he chose the right one. the hudson river has a very strong current that probably kept the plane intact and soften the landing as it was flowing in the same direction as the plane.



posted on Jan, 16 2009 @ 12:32 AM
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Originally posted by weedwhackerDamn Geese!!!! Why don't they be required to carry transponders, with Mode C capability????


Because they would be squawking all over the place



posted on Jan, 16 2009 @ 12:36 AM
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I was in Manhattan when this happened, and I missed it! D'oh!



posted on Jan, 16 2009 @ 12:47 AM
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Ivar....'squawking' all over the place!

Truly funny, good job!

Perhaps only you and I get it, but anyways, it IS funny!




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