Friday, January 16, 2009

That crash landing in the Hudson River

Two thoughts.

The first is that anyone who's lived with the name Chesley B. 'Sully' Sullenberger for several decades is automatically a hero.

The second is that this must be the first time in aviation history that the safety briefing given by the stewardesses had some relevance to the situation people found themselves in. Do you think the passengers actually got to use their whistles and those toggle things for topping up their life jackets?

2 comments:

  1. Anonymous6:30 AM

    Looks like they did get to wear the life jackets. see the video on BBC http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/7832439.stm

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  2. Anonymous1:34 AM

    If there are any school teachers out there struggling to convey the meaning of irony - this internal flight wasn't carrying lifejackets (they were thrown from the ferries).

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