Coast Guard video of USAirways flight landing in Hudson River

Here’s a video from a Coast Guard station video that shows the USAirways flight 1549 plane arriving in the Hudson River. The plane can be seen landing and coming to a stop just about two minutes into the video. Passengers are mostly out and on the wings or slides – which double as rafts – in what seems to be 60 seconds, and boats from New York Waterways are on scene within three minutes.

What is not shown, is the actual approach to landing.

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  1. Rick-WH
    Rick-WH says:

    This is truly an incredible video.  If you look real closely, you can see the plane as it lands on the water (just before the zoom).  The quick response by the ferries and emergency crews ensured that the decision by the pilot (and supports from his co-pilot and flight attendants) was one that saved everyone's life onboard.

    What would the response be if something like this happened in Connecticut or in Long Island Sound?  Hmmmm.

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