Found by Mike Westerfield.




  1. deowll says:

    I think the vidio says it all.

  2. Nice animation… and quick. I hope we have more clarity on our Dutch plane-crash from last week soon.
    Data analysis of crashed Turkish jet’s black box due next week;
    http://tinyurl.com/d6fj2b

  3. David says:

    Wow. Incredible.

  4. snuffmuffler says:

    Pixar forgot to add the life jackets to the first class passengers. But they make up for it with the menacing geese terrorists, Ya they knew what they were doing.

  5. chuck says:

    They used better animation to fake the moon landings.

  6. BigBoyBC says:

    This story is starting to get old…

  7. Morris says:

    everyone takes it so lightly, but there had to be some MAJOR skills involved for him to A) even consider landing on water, and B) actually pulling it off.

    plus the confidence in his voice “…yeah, we’re landing in the Hudson.”

  8. Olo Baggins of Bywater says:

    Bears repeating: Sully is a steely-eyed missile man.

    ….I’d like to hear the cockpit recording.

  9. Dallas says:

    Wow . Amazing.
    That captain is about as cool and collected as one can get. A hero.

  10. McCullough says:

    Yeah, it’s still amazing. Cool to the finish…the man you want to fly your plane.

  11. JimR says:

    Just under 2 minutes to splashdown…

    2027.36 SULLY: Ah, this is, uh, Cactus 1539, hit birds, we lost thrust in both engines. We’re turning back towards La Guardia.

    2027:42 Harten: OK, yeah, you need to return to to La Guardia. Turn left heading of two-two-zero.

    2027:46 SULLY: Two-two-zero.

    2027:49 Harten: Tower, stop your departures, we got an emergency returning.

    2027:53 LGA: Who is it?

    2027:54 Harten: It’s 1529, he, uh bird strike, he lost all engine, he lost the thrust in the engines, he’s returning immediately.

    2027:59 LGA (sounds like Al Michaels): Cactus 1529. Which engines?

    2028:01 Harten: He lost thrust in both engines, he said.

    2028:03 LGA: Got it.

    2028:05 Harten: Cactus 1529, if we can get it to you, do you want to try land runway 1-3?

    2028:11 SULLY: We’re unable – we may end up in the Hudson.

    2028:31 Harten: Alright, Cactus 1529, it’s going to be left traffic to runway 3-1.

    2028:34 SULLY: Unable.

    2028:36 Harten: OK. What do you need to land?

    2029:02 Harten: Do you want to go to Teterboro?

    2029:03 SULLY: Yes.

    2029:05 Harten: Teterboro, uh, Empire, actually La Guardia departure, got an emergency landing inbound.

    2029:10 TEB: Ok, go ahead.

    2029:11 Harten: Cactus 1529 over George Washington Bridge wants to go to the airport right now.

    2029:14 TEB: He wants to go to our airport – check. Does he need any assistance?

    2029:17 Harten: Uh, yes, he, uh, he was a bird strike. Can I get him for, uh, runway one?

    2029:19 TEB: Runway one, that’s good.

    2029:21 Harten: Cactus 1529, turn right 2-8-0. You can land runway 1 at Teterboro.

    2029:25 SULLY: We can’t do it.

    2029:26 Harten: OK, which runway would you like at Teterboro?

    2029:28 SULLY: We’re going to be in the Hudson.

    2029:33 Harten: I’m-I’m sorry – say again, Cactus?

  12. bobbo says:

    I would expect no other performance from any other pilot in the same circumstances.

    Only sheep need heroes.

  13. JimR says:

    I just received the transcript from Canada Goose Squad V43, Smitty’s Pond, Canada. A tragic outcome for captain FLUFFY who lost 1 of his crew and 2 passengers.

    FLUFFY: Uh, this is the captain… we are now at 1800 feet. Assume 78 degree V formation and prepare to level out.

    Hangten: Roger that captain. Jostling for position is about completed. Please advise on heading.

    FLUFFY: Hangten, turning left two-two-zero.

    Hangten: Following your lead.

    Hangten: Uh, captain… stiffbird coming in fast on right flank.

    FLUFFY: Roger that. Turning right 2-8-0.

    Hangten: Uh… stiffbird changing course also. Can we turn around and, uh, go back?

    FLUFFY: We’re unable. We may end up in the engines.

    Hangten: We can land in the Hudson. I see a spot…

    FLUFFY: We can’t do it.

    Hangten: How about down there by that little floaty thingy.

    FLUFFY: We’re going to be in the engines.

    Hangten: I’m-I’m sorry – say again, captain?

    [Way to go, JimR. – ed.]

  14. Rick Cain says:

    Time to reprogram the simulators, water landings do exist!

  15. BubbaRay says:

    Give it up Bobbo, your disdain for the Captain is as old as the story. Like you could do as well. How many hours in type do you have?

  16. Mr. Fusion says:

    #13, Jim,

    Loved it.

  17. BubbaRay says:

    #16, Fusion,

    Ditto. Thanks #13, good one.

  18. Miguel says:

    Excellent simulation work. The flight was shortened, I would like to see the complete version.

  19. Paddy-O says:

    #13 Jim, great post.

  20. QB says:

    BubbaRay, bobbo hates America and sympathizes with the terrorist Canadian geese who want to force the metric system on freedom loving people everywhere.

  21. JimR says:

    Thanks guys… and you’re welcome. 🙂

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