The Miracle At The Hudson River

Days later I am writing this, and it is still amazing after the fact.  Captain Chelsey B.  Sullenberger III is a real hero.

Noticing a bunch of birds heading right into one of the plane’s engines and Jeffrey B. Skiles was flying the plane at the time.  Captain Sullenberger took control of the plane and was able to make sure the plane did not capsize while heading into the Hudson river.  It is hard to not flip a plane going that fast into water, but he was able to do it.  He is experienced, but does flight experience really teach you to make a plane be perfectly balanced and not flip?

No one lost a life.  Everyone is still alive.  One person with broken bones.  He was an angel to several people that day.  And yup, he did earn his wings. -Dr.FB

Photo: Gary Hershorn/Reuters)



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  • drfunkenberry
    Posted at 01:19h, 19 January

    This is one of the first photos I saw of the accident and wanted to use. Rueters is pretty respectable.

  • dreamfirstborn
    Posted at 19:59h, 18 January

    Hello Dr. i do agree with the saying Miracle on the Hudson but i must say to you that that photo is not a real photo of the scene. it has been “photoshopped” from where the plane went down the view is nothing like that. that part of the hudson river is far from the open view of the ocean.

  • LexAve456
    Posted at 19:53h, 18 January

    It is nothing short of amazing that he maneuvered the plane the way that he did. I’m still shocked that no one died or even had serious injuries, aside from a woman with broken legs. They got the plane out of the Hudson River last night and now they are going to investigate the plane itself. I’m so happy that no one died and God bless Capt Sully for the job he did. Amazing I tell ya.

  • drfunkenberry
    Posted at 15:47h, 18 January

    It is interesting as some people say he is not a hero. Isn’t the definition of hero someone who shows acts of bravery in the direst of situations? Sure sounds like a hero to me.

  • violetsareblue
    Posted at 05:34h, 18 January

    Geese can be a bloody nuisance.
    Thank goodness this guy had his wits about him.
    A real hero, he deserves a knighthood.
    Captain Sir Chelsey B. Sullenberger III has got a nice ring to it.

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