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Caramel1  (Level: 126.0 - Posts: 21557)
Thu, 15th Jan '09 4:26 PM


Just saw the plane go down in the Hudson River. My heart was in my throat as so reminding me of 911 Seems it was not terrorism but a flock of birds. At first glance looks like the pilot did a miraculous job of landing the thing belly down on the river. I am once again awed by the spirit of New Yorkers including the sight-seeing boats and first responders getting people out of that plane in the frigid temps. HATS OFF to You, New York-Linda

Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Thu, 15th Jan '09 4:34 PM

yeah, what an awesome landing and rescue! Rumor is that everyone survived. They're interviewing passengers on all the news stations.

Bigbird  (Level: 236.3 - Posts: 3300)
Thu, 15th Jan '09 6:17 PM

Well, swell...I am getting on a plane tomorrow from that same airport.

Sure hope I get where I am going. I do not feel like swimming in the Hudson River.

Alvandy  (Level: 225.6 - Posts: 7527)
Thu, 15th Jan '09 7:05 PM

An amazing story for sure. All 155 on board on Flight 1549 survived!

Thank goodness the airplane's crew and the city's first responders are so professional and well trained.

Virtually all are members of a labor union. Won't get mentioned on the news.
But I'm cognizant of that.

Caramel1  (Level: 126.0 - Posts: 21557)
Thu, 15th Jan '09 7:20 PM

Gee, Al, I was a union member all of my working life but would not consider myself courageous around sinking planes, racing water, nor frigid temperatures which these folks were including fellow passengers perhaps a few nonunion maybe. Wonder how many were Republicans, Democrats, or Independents or perhaps we could identify them by race or gender...... Linda

Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Thu, 15th Jan '09 7:37 PM

I'm amazed at how many boats were out in such cold weather. There are no boats out on the lake here.

The right people - at the right place at the right time to help the truly needy, with minutes to make the difference between life and death in that cold and trauma. Many new heroes created today who didn't even think about it - they just rushed in and did the right and brave thing. Those pilots took their simulator training seriously! Congrats to them above all.

Our hearts are still raw from the sights and sounds and memories of 9/11. New York has indeed brought out the best in so many people.

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