“I crash-landed in the Hudson”

enflagMuch has been said and written about the US Airways Flight 1549 when it took off from La Guardia airport in January 2009, and since then it’s always been among the episodes that pilots mention the most in the ICAO test.

Here’s what you should know: less than 2 minutes into the flight the pilot reported that birds had hit both engines. One engine caught fire, both stopped working and they ended up in the Hudson river, after a ditching maneuver. The plane was flying at around 2,800ft and you can hear the conversation between the pilot and the air traffic controller right here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/audio/2009/feb/05/new-york-plane-crash-audio-recording

Emma Sophina was among the passengers and in her article “I crash-landed in the Hudson” you can read more about this event from a passenger’s perspective. It should’ve been rather intense, don’t you think?

‘I could hear people screaming and one instinct took over: I need to get out’


brflagMuito já foi dito e escrito sobre o voo 1549 da US Airways, que em janeiro de 2009 decolou no aeroporto de La Guardia e, desde então, está sempre presente entre os episódios mencionados por pilotos durante o teste ICAO.

Eis o que você precisa saber: com menos de 2 minutos de voo, o piloto reportou à torre que os motores da aeronave haviam sido atingidos por pássaros. Ambos os motores pararam de funcionar, um deles inclusive pegou fogo e o pouso de emergência só pôde ser realizado nas águas gélidas do rio Hudson. O avião estava a 2,800 pés e você pode ouvir o diálogo entre piloto e torre bem aqui: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/audio/2009/feb/05/new-york-plane-crash-audio-recording

Emma Sophina estava a bordo e em seu artigo “I crash-landed in the Hudson” é possível saber mais sobre este fato, pela perspectiva de um passageiro. Deve ter sido algo realmente intenso, não acham?

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About Isabella Ferraro

English examiner, teacher and frustrated ballerina. Geek, gauche, obsessed with books, podcasts and the web. Diligent professional and blogger, tho. More info below blog's header.
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