saw this.. very sad, and terrifying and amazing that people survived.
Crazy. First time I saw the footage. They were lucky to have only clipped the bridge and ended up in the drink. If they had hit bottom on something solid, there would have been no survivors.
Yeah, that was horrific. If not for the pilot's daring maneuver toward the river, just look at the skyline of highrise residental/office structions that could have been destroyed.
Awful to watch, though. *shudder*
I have some questions about this event. If there are any pilots around, maybe they can answer. The port side engine flamed out. I understand the pilot shut the other engine down in an attempt to restart. Did he have to do that? Won't that plane fly on one engine? I realize they were less than 40 seconds into the flight, so recovery may not have even been an option, but is shutting both engines down to restart normal procedure?
"I believe that man will not merely endure: he will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance." William Faulkner