Emergency Landing of Airbus A320 of U.S Airways on Hudson River

by OldSailor on January 16, 2009

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Airbus A320 of U.S Airways Flight 1549 did a emergency landing on the Hudson river off the shores of Manhattan on January 15, as the aircraft suffered multipleA320_Flight1549_Hudson_river bird hits less than a minute after takeoff.

It is reported that all the 150 passengers and five aircrew (2 pilots and 3 flight attendants) were safely rescued immediately by Ferry boats, New York City Fire boats and Coast Guard.

The 10 year old Airbus A320 was en route to Charlotte from LaGuardia airport. LaGuardia Airport (LGA) is operated by The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey under a lease with the City of New York since 1947. LaGuardia Airport is located in the Borough of Queens, New York City, bordering on Flushing Bay and Bowery Bay. It is eight miles from Midtown Manhattan.

Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, a former Air Force fighter pilot with 40 years of flying experience had no other options other than to land on the Hudson river.

Here are amazing photographs of rescue operations from Time and CTV.

Here is the press release about the accident from U.S Airways.

Here is the video clip of rescue operations of A320, Flight 1549 of U.S Airways on Hudson river.

Read more about the accident from CTV.

Read more about A320 from Airbus.

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Update: January 17

Here is flight path of Flight 1549 in Google Map.

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Flight path data source: Flight Aware.

Update: January 20

Here is an amazing video clip showing A320 landing on Hudson river.

Here is an interesting animated video clip of Flight 1549, A320 landing on Hudson river.

Here are the photographs in two parts showing the recovery of  A320 from Hudson river by massive cranes. iReport1, iReport2.

Update: February 07

The audio of the conversation, the pilot of US Airways Flight 1549 had with air traffic controllers is now available. View a video clip from Associated Press: Pilot-’We’re Going to Be in the Hudson’

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