Flight 1549 Recovery

A reader forwarded me some incredible pictures taken during the recovery of the US Airways Flight 1549 Airbus A320 that crash landed in the Hudson River last month. They were taken by a coworker of a friend of a friend:

See that tiny red thing in the water near the top? That\'s part of a passenger jet.

See that tiny red thing in the water near the top? That's part of a passenger jet.

Starting to break the surface

Starting to break the surface

More below!

Fuselage surfacing

Fuselage surfacing

Though this won\'t be on a US Airways advertisement, but the skill of the aircrew should be a selling point

Though this won't be on a US Airways advertisement, but the skill of the aircrew should be a selling point

Left wing clearing the surface

Left wing clearing the surface

Both wings clear. All things considered, the plane is in great shape.

Both wings clear. All things considered, the plane is in great shape.

1549 Free of the Hudson. One engine gone.

1549 Free of the Hudson. One engine gone.

Obviously, the plane isn\'t in mint condition...

Obviously, the plane isn't in mint condition...

A better look at the nose section.

A better look at the nose section.

Close-up of the starboard engine

Close-up of the starboard engine

Bringing the plane over dry land

Bringing the plane over dry land

Down on solid ground

Down on solid ground

The first photo I posted shows a time of 10:43 PM, the last a time of 1:03 AM. Not bad for a a little more than two hours’ work.

Also, the audio was just released:



Comments

  1. The batch of pictures I saw started at ~5:something pm which ended up to be an 8 hour shift which was still quite astonishing. And I used to whine about my measley amount of effort to slaughter the scheduling numbers! Ha – too funny! How have you been? I still have not even thought very much about looking for work… although I did see a help wanted sign in the smoke shop window today.
    Gotta go talk to my sister.
    See you.
    cathe

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