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Date: 01/15/09 12:48 PM

81 Responses to US Airways plane crashes in Hudson River

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    January 15, 2009 at 12:49 pm
    Link: US Airways plane crashes in Hudson River - The story is developing... Updated link with video submitted by shaboinkin.
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    Toxicityrckr Male 18-29
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    January 15, 2009 at 12:53 pm
    I don`t care about statistics. This is why I`ll never ever fly again. I used to. What are the statistics when something actually goes wrong? Huh, where are your statistics? In a car and something goes wrong? Pull over. A train? Stop. A bike? Stop. A boat? Stop or jump overboard. A cruise ship? Same. A plane? Your dead.
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    sixclaws13 Male 18-29
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    January 15, 2009 at 12:54 pm
    Sad, I hope a lot of them made it.
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    fancylad Male 30-39
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    January 15, 2009 at 12:56 pm
    The scary thing is that J-Dog flew to New York this morning. I`m hoping he took JetBlue.
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    beeze72 Male 30-39
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    January 15, 2009 at 12:56 pm
    I`ll pick flying over driving any day!!! I trust my driving and my car...but I don`t trust the soccer mom in the mini van, yelling at her kids, while talking on a cell phone and balancing a Starbucks in her lap.
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    fancylad Male 30-39
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    January 15, 2009 at 12:57 pm
    Wow, there are some survivors standing on the wings of the plane. I really need to see pictures soon.
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    LadyMorgue Female 30-39
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    January 15, 2009 at 12:58 pm
    I was just about to book a flight...
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    sfcg Male 30-39
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    January 15, 2009 at 12:59 pm
    That`s why I`ll never fly out of LA GUARDIA again. That airport is the worst airport in the country. Worst delay times, and come on..... it`s in Jersey.
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    aero Male 18-29
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    January 15, 2009 at 1:00 pm
    "I don`t care about statistics. This is why I`ll never ever fly again. I used to. What are the statistics when something actually goes wrong? Huh, where are your statistics? In a car and something goes wrong? Pull over. A train? Stop. A bike? Stop. A boat? Stop or jump overboard. A cruise ship? Same. A plane? Your dead."

    Uhh, a plane? Stop? They can make emergency landings, you know. Depends on what goes wrong, as does all of the other things that you mentioned. Personally, I think that a boat would be worse, because even if you have a life raft, you`re still stuck in the middle or the ocean.

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    aero Male 18-29
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    January 15, 2009 at 1:01 pm
    of* the ocean.
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    SoMeMeXiCaN Male 13-17
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    January 15, 2009 at 1:02 pm
    wow... they are talkin about this right now
    i live near twenty minutes away from the interepid!
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    shaboinkin Male 18-29
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    January 15, 2009 at 1:03 pm
    heres a video
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/01/15...
  13. Profile photo of aero
    aero Male 18-29
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    January 15, 2009 at 1:03 pm
    "The scary thing is that J-Dog flew to New York this morning. I`m hoping he took JetBlue."

    The flight was heading out of New York, going to Charlotte.

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    Shellie84 Female 18-29
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    January 15, 2009 at 1:05 pm
    "I don`t care about statistics. This is why I`ll never ever fly again. I used to. What are the statistics when something actually goes wrong? Huh, where are your statistics? In a car and something goes wrong? Pull over. A train? Stop. A bike? Stop. A boat? Stop or jump overboard. A cruise ship? Same. A plane? Your dead."

    thats my argument as to why i refuse to fly too xD

    Also, if the plane went down in 30mins the odds are good for survivors thankfully

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    beeze72 Male 30-39
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    January 15, 2009 at 1:06 pm
    I don`t care about statistics. This is why I`ll never ever fly again. I used to. What are the statistics when something actually goes wrong? Huh, where are your statistics? In a car and something goes wrong? Pull over. A train? Stop. A bike? Stop. A boat? Stop or jump overboard. A cruise ship? Same. A plane? Your dead."

    Well, let see...Car (head on crash with oncoming traffic)..Train (derails or head on crash)..A cruise ship (pirates,ice,rouge wave,bad food)..a bike (get run over by cars,trucks)...

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    JGESS Male 18-29
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    January 15, 2009 at 1:06 pm
    pilot said he sit of flock of canadian geese
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    JGESS Male 18-29
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    January 15, 2009 at 1:06 pm
    glad he didnt hit Flock of Seagulls... I wouldve ran... sorry
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    WHOISIT12345 Male 18-29
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    January 15, 2009 at 1:07 pm
    ..... i was at school....
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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    January 15, 2009 at 1:07 pm
    Scary...hopefully everyone got out okay, at the most with a scratch or a bruise here and there.
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    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    January 15, 2009 at 1:11 pm
    "I don`t care about statistics. This is why I`ll never ever fly again. I used to. What are the statistics when something actually goes wrong? Huh, where are your statistics? In a car and something goes wrong? Pull over. A train? Stop. A bike? Stop. A boat? Stop or jump overboard. A cruise ship? Same. A plane? Your dead."

    Uh... more people die in cars than planes.

    This would actually encourage me to pick US airways next time. More than likely it wont happen again

    "That`s why I`ll never fly out of LA GUARDIA again. That airport is the worst airport in the country. Worst delay times, and come on..... it`s in Jersey."
    MIA...

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    dilldog123 Male 18-29
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    January 15, 2009 at 1:14 pm
    2 engines from one bird? Sounds like something else happened.
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    Hobbs Male 18-29
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    January 15, 2009 at 1:15 pm
    primetimekin...LaGuardia is not in jersey its actually in New York!..I live in New York and LGA is like 15 minutes from Yankee Stadium which is in New York. Yeah its a wack airport but there are worst airports in the country..trust me
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    aero Male 18-29
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    January 15, 2009 at 1:16 pm
    "This would actually encourage me to pick US airways next time. More than likely it wont happen again"

    Statistically speaking, that doesn`t make any sense.

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    beeze72 Male 30-39
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    January 15, 2009 at 1:16 pm
    sounds like everybody surrived...nice! great job by the pilot.
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    crashgirl88 Female 18-29
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    January 15, 2009 at 1:18 pm
    I couldn`t help but think of Eddie Izzard`s joke on bird strikes when I read the article.

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    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    January 15, 2009 at 1:20 pm
    ""This would actually encourage me to pick US airways next time. More than likely it wont happen again"
    Statistically speaking, that doesn`t make any sense."

    If it happens every 1 in 2k so to say... then they already had their one. Its going to take 1999 for it to happen again.

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    pat125 Male 18-29
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    January 15, 2009 at 1:21 pm
    Police say all are out safely.
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    aero Male 18-29
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    January 15, 2009 at 1:21 pm
    "primetimekin...LaGuardia is not in jersey its actually in New York!..I live in New York and LGA is like 15 minutes from Yankee Stadium which is in New York. Yeah its a wack airport but there are worst airports in the country..trust me"

    primetimekin didn`t say it was in New Jersey, sfcg did, he was quoting him.

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    maneaterx3 Female 13-17
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    January 15, 2009 at 1:21 pm
    Whoa. That`s like, 10 minutes from my house.
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    Treli1337 Male 13-17
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    January 15, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    lmao Who gives a hoot?

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    Shellie84 Female 18-29
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    January 15, 2009 at 1:23 pm
    i dont car about your stupid statistics. im not running up and down the aisle madly for ten seconds waiting to hit the ground at high altitude and speeds lol
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    aero Male 18-29
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    January 15, 2009 at 1:23 pm
    "If it happens every 1 in 2k so to say... then they already had their one. Its going to take 1999 for it to happen again."

    You can`t say that they didn`t already have their crash, because the crash has no idea what airline crashed, and so it could just as easily be US airways again. Also, it won;t take 1999 for it to happen again in the sense that probability is not and almost never is exact, there`s great variability.

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    beeze72 Male 30-39
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    January 15, 2009 at 1:24 pm
    "If it happens every 1 in 2k so to say... then they already had their one. Its going to take 1999 for it to happen again."

    ---doesn`t really work like that. The odds would stay the same. So if the odds this morning were 1 to 2000, it would still be 1 in 2000 tomorrow. The only really difference would be that there is one less plane.

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    quiknas Male 18-29
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    January 15, 2009 at 1:27 pm
    it`s a bird...it`s a plane...it`s flight delay!!
  35. Profile photo of sfcg
    sfcg Male 30-39
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    January 15, 2009 at 1:27 pm
    I`ll be damned, it`s north east of the city. I stand corrected.

    HOWEVER, it`s still the worst airport in the country. #1 worst for arrival delays due to the runways not being ready or clear. and # 6 worst for departures for the same reason.

    That leads me to believe the place is either understaffed, or the staff is incompetant. The dozen or so times I`ve flown through or arrived at La Guardia have been very unpleasant experiences. Not to say they had anything to do with a flock of Geese slamming into a plane......

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    sfcg Male 30-39
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    January 15, 2009 at 1:30 pm
    Sorry. I was thinking of Newark.....

    Poor Geese :)

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    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    January 15, 2009 at 1:31 pm
    The statistics talk in here just gives me headaches.

    "What are your statistics when something actually goes wrong?"
    Still statistics.
    "Where are your statistics?"
    They are metaphysical constructs, they don`t exist as objects in space, they merely explain things within them.

    In response, I have my own question: When is math? Huh?! Answer me that! When is math when you don`t crash in a plane?! WHEN DAMNIT?!

    (Also, you could argue when a flight does crash that they will bump up the precautions for a while, so straight after a crash is usually the best time to fly).

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    DHise Male 13-17
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    January 15, 2009 at 1:31 pm
    Those damn birds.
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    Blacksun1212 Male 13-17
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    January 15, 2009 at 1:31 pm
    Huh i live near da hudson river too maby 15 minutes away from dere an its wierd cuz i see video of this live on like all the news channels an does anybody else smell a conspiracy? I mean really? a bird? Na thats just a coverup....
  40. Profile photo of beeze72
    beeze72 Male 30-39
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    January 15, 2009 at 1:33 pm
    you could also argue that there are now less geese in the area, so the odds of hitting a flock of them is less. :)
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    LadyMorgue Female 30-39
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    January 15, 2009 at 1:36 pm
    I`m watching this on the news right now. I am so glad everyone got out safely.
  42. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    January 15, 2009 at 1:39 pm
    Incidentally Shellie:
    Odds of being struck by lightning 570`000 to 1.
    Odds of fatally slipping in the shower 2232 to 1.
    Odds of dying in a plane crash: 9`000`000 to 1.

    I`m assuming you still bathe and go outside though. You`re scared to fly because you`re scared of flying/heights/falling/other/etc. It has nothing to do with any deeper argument.

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    Sociophobic Male 18-29
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    January 15, 2009 at 1:40 pm
    I love most animals, not geese though...Too many memories*Terrifying flashbacks ensue, screaming, tears, fetal position*
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    aero Male 18-29
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    January 15, 2009 at 1:43 pm
    "(Also, you could argue when a flight does crash that they will bump up the precautions for a while, so straight after a crash is usually the best time to fly)."

    Yeah, I thought of that, but considering it was a flock of birds, I don`t think there are any safety precautions they can boost for that, except for telling their customers that they`re safer now.

    "I mean really? a bird? Na thats just a coverup...."

    It was a flock of birds. I mean, I`m not a pilot, so I don`t know how bad that is, but still considering that he made a pretty successful and safe landing, I don`t think it was a conspiracy (of what, anyway?)

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    Shellie84 Female 18-29
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    January 15, 2009 at 1:48 pm
    i still dont care baalthazaq

    im not waiting to hit the ground. end of story lol

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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    January 15, 2009 at 1:57 pm
    Apparently the pilots did an amazing job crash landing this plane. It didn`t flip over and everyone got out. Some injuries I`m sure, But overall, A fortunate outcome to what could`ve been a major tragedy.
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    DannyDanko Male 13-17
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    January 15, 2009 at 2:00 pm
    this is national news because....
  48. Profile photo of sixclaws13
    sixclaws13 Male 18-29
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    January 15, 2009 at 2:09 pm
    "Incidentally Shellie:
    Odds of being struck by lightning 570`000 to 1.
    Odds of fatally slipping in the shower 2232 to 1.
    Odds of dying in a plane crash: 9`000`000 to 1.

    I`m assuming you still bathe and go outside though. You`re scared to fly because you`re scared of flying/heights/falling/other/etc. It has nothing to do with any deeper argument."

    I think the main reason a lot of people have a fear of flying is because you have to completely give up control. If your car breaks down on the highway, you still can do your best to maneuver is it to safety, if your train crashes you can try and jump out a window or something. Even if these are just illusions of control, they`re more comforting than having absolutely no control when flying.

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    Shellie84 Female 18-29
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    January 15, 2009 at 2:10 pm
    six hun, you just hit the nail on the head :)
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    jofo Male 40-49
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    January 15, 2009 at 2:11 pm
    Baalthazaq, that is exactly why I don`t shower anymore - I do fly, though
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    Mrsparks795 Male 13-17
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    January 15, 2009 at 2:20 pm
    f*cking birds
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    excelman Male 30-39
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    January 15, 2009 at 2:24 pm
    If I want news, I`ll go to CNN or MSNBC, I come here for fun and games
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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
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    January 15, 2009 at 2:30 pm
    JGESS: "pilot said he sit of flock of canadian geese"

    I declare this is a terrorist act on America, by the Canucks!!

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    Dakkar Male 18-29
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    January 15, 2009 at 2:36 pm
    I like flying, but bird encounters have been the only thing that has made me believe the plane would go down.

    We can fly through high winds, lightning, and land on ice, and I`m fine. Its just when I think about those stupid birds...

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    winter360 Male 13-17
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    January 15, 2009 at 2:43 pm
    i heard a story maybe a year ago about how JFK brought in falcons and trainers to try and kill off some of the birds around the runways at JFK.
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    jar-head Male 13-17
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    January 15, 2009 at 2:56 pm
    All im going to say, is that it takes Skill to fly. This captain did all he could, but it Was Not good Enough. How sad is that?
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    Chris201 Male 13-17
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    January 15, 2009 at 2:56 pm
    i was watching this for about 3 hrs on tv...it happened right across from my hometown, in NJ...it`s amazing how every1 apparently was rescued
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    je_scream Female 18-29
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    January 15, 2009 at 3:43 pm
    I`m a born and bred New Yorker, I live in the city so I`m like friggen out now, just too crazy.
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    sixclaws13 Male 18-29
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    January 15, 2009 at 3:59 pm
    "If I want news, I`ll go to CNN or MSNBC, I come here for fun and games"

    With a link title like this one, you know it`s going to be a news article. If you know you won`t like it, why do you click it? I don`t understand.

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    beeze72 Male 30-39
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    January 15, 2009 at 4:01 pm
    "All im going to say, is that it takes Skill to fly. This captain did all he could, but it Was Not good Enough. How sad is that?"

    Not good enough???? Ummm actually everyone on the plane survived and he didn`t kill anyone on the ground...that sounds like "good enough" to me.

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    sixclaws13 Male 18-29
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    January 15, 2009 at 4:02 pm
    "All im going to say, is that it takes Skill to fly. This captain did all he could, but it Was Not good Enough."

    I`ve tried to figure out your capitalization choices for five minutes; I just don`t get it!

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    Cataclism0 Male 18-29
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    January 15, 2009 at 4:07 pm
    i was watching the press conference and a report asked about investigating whether or not foul play was involved! lol
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    panth753 Female 18-29
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    January 15, 2009 at 4:11 pm
    I saw it on TV and laughed when they said a goose did it. Do you think it was sponcered by teraists...?
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    Neagle Male 30-39
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    January 15, 2009 at 4:20 pm
    Look how NY Waterways responded to the incident. One of the vessels parked on one of the wings to help the victims use the opposite wing as a ramp. The people were off the plane before the fire department arrived. Yey, NY Waterways!

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    CharlieA Male 18-29
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    January 15, 2009 at 4:25 pm
    That pilot deserves a gold star.
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    sbuninja Female 18-29
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    January 15, 2009 at 4:28 pm
    "All im going to say, is that it takes Skill to fly. This captain did all he could, but it Was Not good Enough. How sad is that?"

    tard.

    Because things outside your control NEVER happens and everything goes to a fairytale plan. What are you so skilled at that you`ll NEVER mess up...at 13-17 years to boot! LMAO

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    aBISS Male 13-17
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    January 15, 2009 at 4:59 pm
    awww, poor birds....
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    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    January 15, 2009 at 5:33 pm
    Any fear of flying is not rational, but that doesn`t mean that pointing out the rational argument is going to make someone suddenly say, "Oh! I thought plane crashes were MUCH more frequent! Well in this case, all of my fear is gone!"

    You can`t rationalize an irrational fear.

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    TalcumX Male 50-59
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    January 15, 2009 at 6:02 pm
    All im going to say, is that it takes Skill to fly. This captain did all he could, but it Was Not good Enough. How sad is that?

    jar-head, are you really that f*cking stupid?

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    PirateCallum Male 18-29
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    January 15, 2009 at 6:06 pm
    no one died, that means i don`t feel guilty thinking it would have been pretty exciting on that plane. i`m sure if i was actually on the plane i would have shat myself, that wouldnt have been fun
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    saintnick Male 13-17
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    January 15, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    Chesley Burnett Sullenberger III

    hats off, simply amazing

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    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    January 15, 2009 at 6:24 pm
    "I`ve tried to figure out your capitalization choices for five minutes; I just don`t get it!"

    that made me smle

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    ne028 Male 18-29
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    January 15, 2009 at 6:59 pm
    i love manhattan everyone always helps each other i dunno why it has an ass hole reputation..

    but laguardia is the scummiest airport....i bet it wasnt even ducks it was probably a bum in the engine..

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    ne028 Male 18-29
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    January 15, 2009 at 7:06 pm
    "Sorry. I was thinking of Newark....."

    newark airport isnt bad at all, ive booked atleast 15 flights there

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    Jewsus Male 18-29
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    January 16, 2009 at 3:45 am
    Maybe the birds were under mind control.

    By... The Penguin!


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    Norts Male 18-29
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    January 16, 2009 at 6:36 am
    Amazing pilot. What a hero to be able to bring everyone to safety like that!
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    MisuriX Male 18-29
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    January 16, 2009 at 7:22 am
    you know why it crashed, it found out it was flying to Charlotte and dint wanna be anywhere near thatplace or its basketball team, as they are both poo
  78. Profile photo of CaaBaaRaa
    CaaBaaRaa Female 13-17
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    January 16, 2009 at 11:16 am
    It didn`t crash, it landed on the river.
    Super Pilot!
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    kingdomCome Male 18-29
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    January 16, 2009 at 2:18 pm
    It`s great news, no-one died, gratz to the pilot etc, but I`m sickened that this gets 20 minutes on the BBC news, but Israel breaking international law and using phosphorus shells to bomb a UN warehouse holding emergency aid gets 3 minutes air time.......truely shocking. We really need to get our priorities right.
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    Adoras Male 18-29
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    January 16, 2009 at 5:33 pm
    i hope the guy makes good money
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    screaminbean Male 13-17
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    January 17, 2009 at 11:20 am
    No lie swear to God. My aunt on my mom`s side works in a disaster relief center and she was assigned to all disasters that day. well she got this plane crash. she got a certificate from the Mayor Blumeburg for it. I swear you can even watch the replay. her name is Erin and Mr. Blumeburg mispronounces her name.

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