January 20, 2009

US Airways Flight 1549 - Finding the Missing Engine

It's taken a couple days since the crash last Thursday afternoon, but it appears that investigators have finally located the missing engine to hero pilot Captain Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger's US Airways Flight 1549 airplane in the Hudson River. The unusual "double bird strike", presumably a flock of geese, caused both of the jet's engines to shut down and force the successful water landing.

The picture above taken just minutes ago shows the search boats converging on the spot where the emergency landing occurred.

5 comments:

Vogon Poet said...

Nice post and photo, I have just discovered your blog!

Steffe said...

I hear that they think that there was a problem with this plane the week before that crash landing.

Mame said...

I wonder how deep the water is right there. Funny they got nailed by waterfowl and made a water landing. Good thing the Hudson was there!

Christopher said...

You could say it was a "fowl" landing?

Christopher said...

I read that the water is 40-50 feet deep. And cold.