US Airways plane crashes in Hudson River

Submitted by: fancylad 8 years ago in
http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/local&id=6606410

The story is developing... Updated link with video submitted by shaboinkin.
There are 81 comments:
Male 363
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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Male 265
i hope the guy makes good money
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Male 338
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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Female 180
It didn`t crash, it landed on the river.
Super Pilot!
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Male 511
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
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Male 486
Amazing pilot. What a hero to be able to bring everyone to safety like that!
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Male 58
Maybe the birds were under mind control.

By... The Penguin!


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Male 889
"Sorry. I was thinking of Newark....."

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

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Male 889
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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Male 7,933
"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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Male 269

Chesley Burnett Sullenberger III

hats off, simply amazing

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Male 4
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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Male 561
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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Female 15,763
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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Male 506
awww, poor birds....
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Female 168
"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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Male 502
That pilot deserves a gold star.
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Male 1,404
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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Female 9,557
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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Male 212
i was watching the press conference and a report asked about investigating whether or not foul play was involved! lol
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Male 2,313
"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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Male 207
"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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Male 2,313
"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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Female 761
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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Male 61
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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Male 596
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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Male 4
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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Male 1,254
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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Male 3,619
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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Male 418
If I want news, I`ll go to CNN or MSNBC, I come here for fun and games
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Male 326
f*cking birds
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Male 50
Baalthazaq, that is exactly why I don`t shower anymore - I do fly, though
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Female 4,197
six hun, you just hit the nail on the head :)
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Male 2,313
"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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Male 254
this is national news because....
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Male 17,512
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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Female 4,197
i still dont care baalthazaq

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

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Male 886
"(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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Male 367
I love most animals, not geese though...Too many memories*Terrifying flashbacks ensue, screaming, tears, fetal position*
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Male 4,546
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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Female 1,516
I`m watching this on the news right now. I am so glad everyone got out safely.
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Male 207
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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Male 266
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....
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Male 868
Those damn birds.
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Male 4,546
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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Male 795
Sorry. I was thinking of Newark.....

Poor Geese :)

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Male 795
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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Male 451
it`s a bird...it`s a plane...it`s flight delay!!
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Male 207
"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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Male 886
"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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Female 4,197
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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Male 249

lmao Who gives a hoot?

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Female 488
Whoa. That`s like, 10 minutes from my house.
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Male 886
"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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Male 756
Police say all are out safely.
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Male 7,933
""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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Female 200
I couldn`t help but think of Eddie Izzard`s joke on bird strikes when I read the article.

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Male 886
"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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Male 207
sounds like everybody surrived...nice! great job by the pilot.
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Male 9
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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Male 1,853
2 engines from one bird? Sounds like something else happened.
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Male 7,933
"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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Male 9,305
Scary...hopefully everyone got out okay, at the most with a scratch or a bruise here and there.
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Male 4,393
..... i was at school....
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Male 431
glad he didnt hit Flock of Seagulls... I wouldve ran... sorry
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Male 431
pilot said he sit of flock of canadian geese
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Male 207
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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Female 4,197
"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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Male 886
"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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Male 456
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Male 147
wow... they are talkin about this right now
i live near twenty minutes away from the interepid!
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Male 886
of* the ocean.
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Male 886
"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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Male 795
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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Female 1,516
I was just about to book a flight...
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Male 20,825
Wow, there are some survivors standing on the wings of the plane. I really need to see pictures soon.
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Male 207
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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Male 20,825
The scary thing is that J-Dog flew to New York this morning. I`m hoping he took JetBlue.
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Male 2,313
Sad, I hope a lot of them made it.
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Male 138
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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Male 20,825
Link: US Airways plane crashes in Hudson River [Rate Link] - The story is developing... Updated link with video submitted by shaboinkin.
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