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Date: 02/24/09 12:40 PM

59 Responses to Hudson River Plane Crash Reconstruction

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    February 24, 2009 at 2:17 pm
    Link: Hudson River Plane Crash Reconstruction - An impressive computer reconstruction of the crash with digital effects.
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    bolives Male 13-17
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    February 24, 2009 at 2:20 pm
    Neato
  3. Profile photo of Backfat
    Backfat Male 30-39
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    February 24, 2009 at 2:21 pm
    nice
  4. Profile photo of s0rd3dvis1on
    s0rd3dvis1on Male 18-29
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    February 24, 2009 at 2:21 pm
    thats one scary flight.
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    tannerb924 Male 18-29
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    February 24, 2009 at 2:27 pm
    haha the guy cheering. anyways this is kinda dumb, its not gonna make the crash un-happen
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    aust4beer Male 30-39
    196 posts
    February 24, 2009 at 2:35 pm
    That was pretty cool.
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    GosuPaul Male 18-29
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    February 24, 2009 at 2:53 pm
    "anyways this is kinda dumb, its not gonna make the crash un-happen"

    You`re joking, right?

    Since when the hell did we -ever- reconstruct ANY historical event with the aim to undo it?

    After you answer that question (correctly, I hope) ask yourself now, why ELSE would they reconstruct it?

    Higher understanding?

    For the public?

    Just for kicks?

    All of which are viable reasons, unlike the one you assumed they made it for.

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    wildde Male 13-17
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    February 24, 2009 at 3:00 pm
    not bad, but they could have used a BETTER program.
  9. Profile photo of maxxb117
    maxxb117 Male 18-29
    387 posts
    February 24, 2009 at 3:22 pm
    Old news is old.
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    ryan99 Male 13-17
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    February 24, 2009 at 3:24 pm
    Ok, we`ve all heard about the Hudson River. I would like to get details on the New York flight that crashed. That one was more devastating.

    This was very cool though, I like how all the people are like cheering...I woulda been flipping out!

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    _Perfection_ Male 18-29
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    February 24, 2009 at 3:24 pm
    Eh, dont care
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    USFEmoGirl Female 18-29
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    February 24, 2009 at 3:27 pm
    I still can`t believe that birds took it down. . .

    Weight of each bird = 5 lbs
    Weight of plane = 800000 lbs

    Amazing. I still think of the movie "Birds" each time I hear this story. . .

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    AKappy Male 18-29
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    February 24, 2009 at 3:47 pm
    "If you need us we`ll be in the Hudson."
  14. Profile photo of CJ-Boy-2010
    CJ-Boy-2010 Male 13-17
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    February 24, 2009 at 4:03 pm
    sh t was SO crash!
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    B-Hazard Male 18-29
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    February 24, 2009 at 4:10 pm
    Everytime the guy on the other end suggested a runway I expected the pilot to say something along the lines of:
    "Shut up, damnit! We`re landing in the hudson! This big bitch is going swimming and that`s all there is to it!"
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    napolean420 Male 18-29
    50 posts
    February 24, 2009 at 4:17 pm
    badass
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    idontknow951 Male 18-29
    909 posts
    February 24, 2009 at 4:25 pm
    Adobe After Effects ftw.
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    dragonshadoz Female 18-29
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    February 24, 2009 at 4:35 pm
    No deaths? Lies! Birds died! :-O
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    hyeonkim0805 Male 18-29
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    February 24, 2009 at 4:47 pm
    LoL the guy at the end of the wing was like "YEAH~ TOUCH DOWN!!!"
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    crosstraffic Male 18-29
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    February 24, 2009 at 4:48 pm
    At the end of this I thought it was the sims. Maybe a new sims is coming out Sims 7: Hudson River Life. you can pimp out ur life raft.
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    chillimac Male 18-29
    438 posts
    February 24, 2009 at 4:54 pm
    that was funny
  22. Profile photo of Lockon
    Lockon Male 18-29
    376 posts
    February 24, 2009 at 5:10 pm
    That couldn`t have been Microsoft Flight Simulator, could it?
  23. Profile photo of andystevens
    andystevens Male 18-29
    247 posts
    February 24, 2009 at 5:46 pm
    "anyways this is kinda dumb, its not gonna make the crash un-happen"

    That is not the purpose of air crash investigations, smart one. They are designed to improve the safety of air travel and are intended to prevent future acidents.

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    digganob Male 30-39
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    February 24, 2009 at 5:52 pm
    It may actually help train new/other pilots to be able to make that landing as well as they did this one . . . if/when the need arises.
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    digganob Male 30-39
    135 posts
    February 24, 2009 at 5:59 pm
    "I still can`t believe that birds took it down"

    Bird strikes are common enough. It doesn`t take a lot of flesh & bones to seize up a turbine engine. They were just unlucky in that the birds went into BOTH engines.

    I can`t believe someone hasn`t invented a proper guard yet to prevent the birds from going in.

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    Negative_One Male 30-39
    2584 posts
    February 24, 2009 at 6:23 pm
    I`m surprised it landed so smoothly and didn`t sink. Also LOL at the CG people at the end.
  27. Profile photo of FlameOfUdun
    FlameOfUdun Male 18-29
    1222 posts
    February 24, 2009 at 7:11 pm
    Who cares? A plane fell. It landed. Yay.
  28. Profile photo of DCH4LiFe
    DCH4LiFe Male 13-17
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    February 24, 2009 at 7:23 pm
    hahaha "so which runway are you going to?"
    "The Hudson"
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    thubanstar Female 50-59
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    February 24, 2009 at 7:38 pm
    Cool, split second decision making. Happy day.
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    carolinads13 Female 13-17
    151 posts
    February 24, 2009 at 7:48 pm
    Flame - are you kidding me? This plane had everything to crash somewhere in the middle of NY and produce a disaster (think running into major skyscraper) and it turned out no one got killed? This is amazing!!
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    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15782 posts
    February 24, 2009 at 7:58 pm
    I hope that pilot is proud of what he did, he deserves to be.
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    Bucky Katt Female 18-29
    216 posts
    February 24, 2009 at 8:10 pm
    Wow he was so calm during that entire thing..
    And I`m with Opie on this one..

    **Stands up and applauds**

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    je_scream Female 18-29
    763 posts
    February 24, 2009 at 9:38 pm
    This has to be the most bizarre version of `The Sims` ever made.
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    Masticore Male 18-29
    109 posts
    February 24, 2009 at 9:52 pm
    No offense to all the other airplane pilots, but if what happened had to happen to someone, the pilot of the plane was the person to have it happen to. Experienced, has glider experience, and IIRC he was also a union safety person or something like that.
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    Lawviz Male 18-29
    429 posts
    February 24, 2009 at 9:57 pm
    Wait i still see the left side of the group standing on water/buoyant wing of aircraft?
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    lilhawk2892 Male 13-17
    221 posts
    February 24, 2009 at 11:18 pm
    Wait i still see the left side of the group standing on water/buoyant wing of aircraft?

    yes. theres not enough room on that floating thing. but there obviously in no danger anymore. worse come to worse youd have to swim a couple hundred meters. which in that cold would be horrible. but bearable. but i id assume somebody would see a plane hittin the water and call rescue or something

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    LTimeLurker Female 18-29
    723 posts
    February 24, 2009 at 11:38 pm
    I want THAT pilot for every trip I ever make ever again...
  38. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17515 posts
    February 25, 2009 at 1:18 am
    It was an incredible landing, Especially considering what short amount of time it happened in.
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    pigmonkey123 Male 18-29
    42 posts
    February 25, 2009 at 1:35 am
    they should have added dramatic music during the bird flock close up
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    KRAYZEEGIRL Female 30-39
    447 posts
    February 25, 2009 at 2:24 am
    That was awesome! The pilot was so effin calm. How many times did he have to tell the control tower he was going into the hudson. WTF? That control tower guy needs to be evaluated. Every flyer on that plane received an immediate $5000 check for lost luggage 2 days after it happened. Next time I fly, I know it will be with u.s. airways.
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    Max_Normal Male 30-39
    501 posts
    February 25, 2009 at 5:56 am
    That pilot is so chilled a light comes on when he opens his mouth....
  42. Profile photo of ballaerina
    ballaerina Female 18-29
    590 posts
    February 25, 2009 at 5:56 am
    That was really awesome. Ever since it happened I`ve been wondering how he did it.
    Made me realize how terrifying it would have been to have been on that plane.
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    Max_Normal Male 30-39
    501 posts
    February 25, 2009 at 5:59 am
    Should have headed for the nearest mosque.
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    ohplease Male 50-59
    567 posts
    February 25, 2009 at 6:08 am
    "they should have added dramatic music during the bird flock close up" Ride of the Valkyries!!
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    AndroidMetro Male 18-29
    807 posts
    February 25, 2009 at 6:51 am
    Visual effects were weak.
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    RandyTheFool Male 18-29
    820 posts
    February 25, 2009 at 7:27 am
    So... he hit a flock of flying chickens?
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    Emily55 Female 18-29
    125 posts
    February 25, 2009 at 7:28 am
    I love how air control completely ignores "We may end up in the Hudson". Twice. Each time he comes back with runway traffic.
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    imaguitargod Male 18-29
    480 posts
    February 25, 2009 at 8:06 am
    Needed more explosions for dramatic effect...
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    fnkychkn Female 40-49
    855 posts
    February 25, 2009 at 8:52 am
    This pilot should get a parade. Hedid a great job.
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    excelman Male 30-39
    418 posts
    February 25, 2009 at 12:30 pm
    lucky duck
  51. Profile photo of Cataclism0
    Cataclism0 Male 18-29
    212 posts
    February 25, 2009 at 12:51 pm
    did they ever find the bodies?
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    quaintness Male 13-17
    1086 posts
    February 25, 2009 at 2:22 pm
    That was great..
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    devildog78 Male 30-39
    70 posts
    February 25, 2009 at 2:32 pm
    By far one of the very best pilots this world has ever seen. the crew of this filght , namly the pilot, should all be added to the pages of history as heros.
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    icfire504 Male 13-17
    341 posts
    February 25, 2009 at 2:44 pm
    The flight control sounds stupid. He says like three times that he cant land on a runway so they suggest another one. They even keep asking him to land even after he says he is going to land in the Hudson. The pilot is awesome though.
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    oriolo Male 13-17
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    February 25, 2009 at 7:29 pm
    Cataclism0, they survived moron
  56. Profile photo of murph89
    murph89 Male 18-29
    84 posts
    February 25, 2009 at 10:13 pm
    And according to FAA rules this pilot is forced to retire soon...
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    JimboH Male 30-39
    603 posts
    February 26, 2009 at 8:42 am
    I heard that they patched the pilot through to Chuck Norris moments before the water landing, so Chuck could talk him through it.

    (I just can`t help myself. Some things never get old to me.)

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    steve41high Male 18-29
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    February 26, 2009 at 12:19 pm
    "did they ever find the bodies?"

    you know, i dont think they ever did.

  59. Profile photo of sbuninja
    sbuninja Female 18-29
    168 posts
    February 26, 2009 at 7:42 pm
    OMG....birds over 9000! That explains everything...

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