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    US Airways A320 down in Hudson River

    A US Airways A320 headed from La Guardia Airport to Charlotte, N.C. allegedly struck a flock of geese on takeoff, pilot ditched in Hudson River.

    US Airways Jet Crashes In Hudson River, Plane Took Off From LaGuardia Airport Before Going Down In Frigid Waters In NYC - CBS News

    This reaffirms my hate for geese.
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    Re: US Airways A320 down in Hudson River

    They say all passengers and crew escaped safely and that there is no hint of terrorism.

    As for the geese...

    Bird Strikes That Caused U.S. Airways Hudson River Plane Crash are Transportation, Environmental Problem

    January 15, 2009 04:33 PM ET | Maura Judkis

    A U.S. Airways Flight out of LaGuardia crashed into the Hudson River today after it was struck by birds - a simple, but extremely dangerous hazard for aircraft around the world. The plane is still in the water, but all passengers are reported to have escaped into rescue craft.

    Bird strikes, the aviation term for a bird hitting a windshield of a plane, or getting sucked into an engine fan, are as much an environmental problem as a transportation problem. They often occur at low altitudes, during takeoff or landing. Animal advocates and groups like the International Bird Strike Committee often work with airports and the Federal Aviation Administration to protect both birds and passengers from catastrophe. There are a few ways to do this:

    * Design airports to avoid bird habitats. The FAA's website lists gulls and waterfowl among the most dangerous to aircraft. Knowing the proximity of wetlands and bird habitats to runways can help mitigate risk.

    * Modify the environment of the airport to make it unattractive to birds. The International Bird Strike Committee, says that this could including removing trees and bushes from the area, eliminating or netting water bodies, and ceasing agricultural activity near the airport.

    * Modify flight paths. When birds are migrating, certain paths can be avoided.

    * Use other animals to keep birds away. Airports have successfully experimented with using dogs to chase away birds. Some airports have used falcons as predators for the smaller birds.

    * Capture and relocate birds. Birds can also legally be killed by aircraft authorities who have obtained the proper permissions, if the species is not endangered or protected.
    Bird Strikes That Caused U.S. Airways Hudson River Plane Crash are Transportation, Environmental Problem - Fresh Greens (usnews.com)

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    Re: US Airways A320 down in Hudson River

    Quote Originally Posted by Travelsonic View Post

    This reaffirms my hate for geese.
    I ran over a goose one time and got pulled over about a mile later. The Judge was nice enough to drop the ticket.
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    Re: US Airways A320 down in Hudson River

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    I ran over a goose one time and got pulled over about a mile later. The Judge was nice enough to drop the ticket.
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    Re: US Airways A320 down in Hudson River

    Hmmmm...I wonder who was on that plane that Bush/Cheney/Rove wanted silenced...





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    Re: US Airways A320 down in Hudson River

    Thank goodness that nobody was hurt and kudos to that Capt. and rescue workers

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    Re: US Airways A320 down in Hudson River

    That was some amazing airmanship!

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    Re: US Airways A320 down in Hudson River

    a miraculous tale, no doubt

    my favorite part is that the Captain walked the plane not once but twice to make sure everyone got off

    I really hat LaGuardia, pilots do too
    I beleive it si the most hated airport only behind one in ?japan?

    also I found it amazing that the plane went down in the 60's and floated all the way down to Battery City (Twin Towers) near the south end of Manhattan, quite a few miles
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    The best thing about this is it happened close after an election year proving there is still one person worth saving. Thank you Sully, nice job, nice job indeed.
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