Friday, January 16, 2009

If the seat cusion turns into a flotation device, why doesn't the plane just turn into a boat?

It goes to show that when it all goes down, you want a guy named Sully on your side.

US Airways Capt. Chesley B. Sullenberger III (at right, known as "Sully") landed an Airbus A320 on the Hudson River in New York yesterday after a double-engine failure. No one was seriously hurt.

While the NTSB has yet to begin its examination of the plane, which was fished out of the river and is "docked" along the Manhattan shoreline this morning, early indications are that Canada geese are to blame -- they were apparently sucked into the engines, causing the failure.

Who has the right of way between an airplane and a flock of geese, anyway? The geese have been around longer.

Talk about a flock of geese has got me thinking about my other favorite flock.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm impressed you knew it is Canada Geese, that's my Dave.

January 16, 2009  
Blogger Lucie said...

Talk about a device to scare birds away from an that video a few times before each take off and landing. Voila....bird droppings ! The magic Sully is DA MAN. Wish he were MY man, but that is for another post......

January 17, 2009  

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