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post Jan 17 2009, 11:54 PM
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For those that have not seen this, it's amazing no one was hurt. This past Thursday, shortly after takeoff, the plane crossed paths with a flock of Canadian geese taking out one, if not both engines. The pilot was able to completely change directions to avoid Manhattan and land the plane in the Hudson River!

30 year veteran pilot but geeze, that's some fast reaction for sure. Check it out...




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post Jan 18 2009, 02:17 AM
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Followed this on the news, very talented pilot for sure.
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post Jan 18 2009, 02:34 AM
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Wow, this is some great pilotting there, he did an unreal job to save all these lives!


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post Jan 18 2009, 02:14 PM
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So the terrorists are employing geese now?

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Yeah, I saw this. Amazing reaction and a job VERY well done.



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post Jan 18 2009, 02:25 PM
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Was indeed awesome pilotting, did the geese survive the crash as well? smile.gif


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post Jan 18 2009, 02:46 PM
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QUOTE (Velvet Roger @ Jan 18 2009, 02:25 PM) *
Was indeed awesome pilotting, did the geese survive the crash as well? smile.gif


I guess a few geese were chopped, fried and ready to serve after a trip through those jet engines?


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post Jan 18 2009, 02:49 PM
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Planes are supposed to be designed to withstand a geese attack.

That Pilot did amazingly well to do that. When stress levels are high he had to stay calm and bring the plane into the river with no time to think just time to do.


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post Jan 18 2009, 03:47 PM
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They have removed the plane from the river still intact. I guess they really won't know what happened until they review the flight data form the recorder.

Like OC said, one would think that those turbines could handle a goose going through it. Probably were at full throttle too! Seems to me aircraft engineers should design some type of grill for those things....


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post Jan 18 2009, 04:24 PM
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QUOTE (skennington @ Jan 18 2009, 02:47 PM) *
They have removed the plane from the river still intact. I guess they really won't know what happened until they review the flight data form the recorder.

Like OC said, one would think that those turbines could handle a goose going through it. Probably were at full throttle too! Seems to me aircraft engineers should design some type of grill for those things....

They actually fire chickens into the engines to test that they are strong enough to withstand it. Clearly these weren't. And this isn't a joke. It is what they do.

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post Jan 18 2009, 04:32 PM
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QUOTE (OrganisedConfusion @ Jan 18 2009, 10:24 AM) *
They actually fire chickens into the engines to test that they are strong enough to withstand it. Clearly these weren't. And this isn't a joke. It is what they do.



As the old saying goes..Chicken's are dedicated but the cow is committed..Now this makes me see the chicken in a different light... laugh.gif


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post Jan 18 2009, 06:02 PM
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QUOTE (OrganisedConfusion @ Jan 18 2009, 03:24 PM) *
They actually fire chickens into the engines to test that they are strong enough to withstand it. Clearly these weren't. And this isn't a joke. It is what they do.


I read in a news article that passenger jets can withstand being hit by a 4 pound (1.8 kg) bird, but larger birds or flocks of smaller birds can cause problems. The same source quoted a statistic that bird strikes cause $600 million worth of damage to aircraft every year, in the U.S. alone ohmy.gif


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Pilot indeed had amazing skills to perform landing like that!! smile.gif


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post Jan 18 2009, 06:57 PM
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the guy really is a hero, great job!!


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post Jan 18 2009, 09:31 PM
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Great thing nobody got hurt. Thanks to the pilot! smile.gif


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