US Airways Plane Crashes in Hudson River. Does Anyone Feel Bad For The Birds? [by Jackie]

plane and pilotSo unless you live under a rock, or just never read or turn on the television, I am sure you have heard about the amazing US Airways plane crash (or smooth landing?) into the Hudson River. Shortly after takeoff a bird or probably more than one bird from the looks of it, flew into the plane’s engines forcing the pilot to crash land. There were no fatalities and the way in which the pilot landed was so smooth and perfectly done that the plane stayed afloat allowing everyone to safely get off onto the rescue boats. Who was this awesome pilot? His name is Chelsey B. “Sully” Sullenberger.

I found this quote on taken from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, “I had a long conversation with the pilot,” Bloomberg said. “He walked the plane twice after everybody else was off, and tried to verify that there was nobody else on board, and assures us there were not.”

Later while I was watching Katie Couric covering the story she was doing a phone interview with one of the passengers. His name was Dave something-or-other, and he was telling what happened from his point of view. Couric asked him what it was like getting off the plane and what it looked like. He went off on a tangent and ended with something like, ” Well, it was filling up to my waist by that time, but I helped everyone get out and didn’t get off the plane until I walked up and down the aisles a couple times to make sure there was nobody left.” Couric was basically like, ” Oh wow, that sounds very heroic of you, thanks for your time blah blah blah.” OK, sooo this guy was totally lying? If I hadn’t read the article on CNN I wouldn’t think twice about it, but ol’ Dave was clearly trying to get his time in the limelight, trying to steal the pilot’s thunder. I mean, the pilot probably doesn’t even care but I thought I would throw my two cents in.

Either way, they keep saying no fatalities no fatalities, but I mean, lets keep in mind that some birds didn’t make it home to their nests tonight!



  1. Rochelle aka Mom says:

    I heard this morning that they actually throw REAL birds into plane engines to test how the engines will handle this sor of thing. Ummm.. is that really necessary? Seems awfully cruel. I am very happy that this accident had such a happy ending for all the people but we always treat animals like crap. Except for the ones that find their way to the Bunt house.

  2. I’m glad no one was hurt in the crash, sounds like the pilot did a great job

  3. his name was david carlos. he was my math teacher at central when i was a junior at springfield central high

  4. no it wasnt carlos it was something else

  5. Hey mom,
    I just wanted to let you know that they actually throw dead chickens into the engines. I know that its still not a good thing to be doing this, but its better the sacrificing birds to see how much the engines can take. I know its still not a good thing they use dead chickens for this. But i was just letting you know that its not as bad as live birds.

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