Canada Geese Take Down US Airways 1549

January 15, 2009 in New York

US Airways flight 1549 crash landed in the Hudson this afternoon not far from our office. I think "crash landed" is a much better way of describing the event than the headlines you may have seen -- "Jet Crashes in Hudson River", "Jet Ditches in Hudson River", which sound considerably more violent. The pilot did a great job putting the plane down safely.

As it was all going down (pun most certainly not intended), I received this photo, somehow:

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Crazy.

Also, I'm not sure if people realize how close this thing was to Manhattan. They are describing it as landing even with 57th street. From the NY Times (as it drifted downtown):

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