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Crews hoist ditched plane from Hudson River

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If anyone is interested, here's a link to the CNN videos that showed the excellent water landing of the aircraft and the passensgers standing on the wings while the ferry was approaching to assist.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/01/17/usair.splash.video/index.html

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The pilot will go down in history. He is a true hero. *** On a different note, isn't that river, mass of murk, ever dredged, cleaned up?

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“That’s extremely rare,” Dickey said. “The chance of it hitting both engines, I’d guess it is less than 1 percent.”

You'd "guess" right, Dickey, since LaGuardia hosts 71 flights per hour, if one percent of them were rendered inoperative by birdstrikes it would happen roughly every 90 minutes or so. It's like saying that Starbucks sold more than a thousand lattes last year...

Now that's out of my system, kudos to the pilot! I thought happy endings like this only happened in Hollywood!

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