US Airways Plane Crashes in Hudson River. Does Anyone Feel Bad For The Birds? [by Jackie]
So unless you live under a rock, or just never read or turn on the television, I am sure you have heard about the amazing US Airways plane crash (or smooth landing?) into the Hudson River. Shortly after takeoff a bird or probably more than one bird from the looks of it, flew into the plane’s engines forcing the pilot to crash land. There were no fatalities and the way in which the pilot landed was so smooth and perfectly done that the plane stayed afloat allowing everyone to safely get off onto the rescue boats. Who was this awesome pilot? His name is Chelsey B. “Sully” Sullenberger.
I found this quote on CNN.com taken from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, “I had a long conversation with the pilot,” Bloomberg said. “He walked the plane twice after everybody else was off, and tried to verify that there was nobody else on board, and assures us there were not.”
Later while I was watching Katie Couric covering the story she was doing a phone interview with one of the passengers. His name was Dave something-or-other, and he was telling what happened from his point of view. Couric asked him what it was like getting off the plane and what it looked like. He went off on a tangent and ended with something like, ” Well, it was filling up to my waist by that time, but I helped everyone get out and didn’t get off the plane until I walked up and down the aisles a couple times to make sure there was nobody left.” Couric was basically like, ” Oh wow, that sounds very heroic of you, thanks for your time blah blah blah.” OK, sooo this guy was totally lying? If I hadn’t read the article on CNN I wouldn’t think twice about it, but ol’ Dave was clearly trying to get his time in the limelight, trying to steal the pilot’s thunder. I mean, the pilot probably doesn’t even care but I thought I would throw my two cents in.
Either way, they keep saying no fatalities no fatalities, but I mean, lets keep in mind that some birds didn’t make it home to their nests tonight!