Thursday, January 15, 2009

Giving thanks for the survival of all on Flight 1549

The first reports - - -

“A US Airways pilot ditched his disabled jetliner into the frigid Hudson River on Thursday afternoon after a collision with a flock of birds apparently knocked out both engines, but officials said rescuers pulled all 155 people on board into boats as the plane sank.”

All survived, aided by a heroic cockpit and cabin crew and extraordinary rescue work by the Coast Guard, NYPD, NYFD, the Circle Line and ferry crew, and civilians.

The NY Daily News is running a continuous account of events here.

I’ll say more tomorrow.

Tonight I'm saying what you're saying: It's a miracle. Thank God.


Anonymous said...

Every time people talk about the Canada Goose problem near airports, the PETA idiots start their whining about the "rights" of animals. PETA clearly thinks geese matter more than humans.
Tarheel Hawkeye

Anonymous said...

The Davidson fraternity boys tried their best with a golf club to do in a few of the Canada geese a nuber of years ago. It was the PETA people who raised a ruckus and caused disciplinary actions to be taken against the students. Meanwhile the geese population continues to expand exponentially.