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.
Starting to break the surface
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
Both wings clear. All things considered, the plane is in great shape.
1549 Free of the Hudson. One engine gone.
Obviously, the plane isn't in mint condition...
A better look at the nose section.
Close-up of the starboard engine
Bringing the plane over dry land
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.