Saturday, October 1, 2011

US Airways Flight 1549 Incident - Photos

On January 15, 2009, US Airways Flight 1549 , an Airbus A320-214, was successfully ditched in the Hudson River adjacent to midtown Manhattan six minutes after takeoff from LaGuardia Airport after being disabled by striking a flock of Canada Geese during its initial climb out. The incident became known as the "Miracle On The Hudson". The entire crew of Flight 1549 was later awarded the Master's Medal of the Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators. The award citation read, "This emergency ditching and evacuation, with the loss of no lives, is a heroic and unique aviation achievement." It has been described as "the most successful ditching in aviation history." On January 17, the aircraft was removed from the Hudson River and moved to New Jersey for examination. Here are some photos of  incident...


The Recovery process on  January 17, 2009.