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Ghost in the Machine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 07:55 PM
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US Airways Flight 1549 Recovery Pictures (pic heavy)
A friend of mine sent these to me, but didn't say where they came from or who took them:











































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MidwestTransplant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 07:57 PM
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1. Before buying a used plane get a carfax (planefax )report to be sure it isn't a flood plane!
Edited on Sat Jan-24-09 07:57 PM by MidwestTransplant
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Juan_de_la_Dem Donating Member (800 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 08:31 PM
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10. That is funny...............Great pics and thanks for the post Ghost
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pinto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 07:58 PM
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2. Great photo story. Thanks for the post. n/t
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 08:00 PM
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3. Super pix
I'm betting that those involved in planning this believe in science.
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Why Syzygy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 08:01 PM
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4. Must have been taken by someone with press credentials...nt
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whistler162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 08:05 PM
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5. Dang that is a rarity......
only one engine and a part of one engine stripped and the plane had been parked for a week in New York!

Egads... what is becoming this generation of mortorized vehicle strippers. Why I can remember riding with my parents down to LI and seeing cars stripped to the frame. ;-)
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WannaJumpMyScooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 08:09 PM
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7. probably the 100 cops and the frozen
water over the top of it slowed them down a bit
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renate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 08:06 PM
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6. amazing pictures!
How nice of you to think of sharing them with us! :hug:

It's great that they're pictures of a happy ending... in terms of innovation and expertise, getting an airplane out of the water would be just as amazing if there had been any fatalities although these pictures would be tinged with sorrow, but since there were hardly even any serious injuries, this is just an impressive demonstration of what people can do, and a reminder of the heroism of that day.

Thanks!
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devilgrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 08:15 PM
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8. That green/brown water looks scarier than the plane clash
:scared:
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SidDithers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 08:16 PM
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9. Great pics, thanks for posting...nt
Sid
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 09:15 PM
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11. The mud on the starboard wing (pic 11 labelled "17/11:44PM") ........
....... would appear to indicates the wing was on the bottom. I wonder if the wing damage (it appears to be broken, not just peeled skin) is from that or the landing.

I am also amazed at the amount of damage the plane sustained (underbelly, engine nacelle) yet still managed to remain afloat long enough for all the people to be rescued safely.
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RC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 09:27 PM
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14. The plane probably would have stayed floating longer if one of the passengers had not opened the
rear door and flooded the plane.
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tammywammy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 09:21 PM
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12. Great pictures!!! n/t
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arcadian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 09:25 PM
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13. WTF? A utility ladder tied to a barge?
That's what they have for the divers to get in and out of the water?
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 11:40 PM
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15. Looking at the times stamps on the pics and noticing the disappearing light
one can see that this took about 8 hours to accomplish.
After everyone was rescued, the plane was towed to the foot of Manhattan, to the dock by Battery Park City/Financial Center.
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1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 12:14 AM
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16. wait! did you guys notice anything unusual in that shot of the engine???



:rofl:
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 12:22 AM
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17. Man, Sully's going to be a while paying for that out of his paycheck
Let's see... at $100 per week, that's $5,200 a year... he'll be caught up around the year 12,000 AD.

:-)
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mogster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 03:55 AM
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18. This was like a sign of change
Even defunct planes now lands safely, with everybody aboard surviving.
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sfpcjock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 04:07 AM
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19. Wow. Did the nose get hit by a 400 lb. Canadian goose
... or something? Check into why the experienced flyer texted his wife "goodbye forever, honey" when the same plane on the same route the week before had loud noises emanating out of it 20 minutes into the flight. That's what I heard.
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mnhtnbb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 07:37 AM
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20. That damage may have happened in the water. There were a lot of boats
around the plane. It looked like some of them were right up next to the plane trying to keep the nose up
and the plane afloat after all the people were rescued.
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Ghost in the Machine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-25-09 09:41 AM
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21. Thanks for all the kicks and recs...
It's hard for me to come back to this thread because I'm on dialup myself, but I appreciate all the comments & recs...


Peace,

Ghost

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Ghost in the Machine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-26-09 09:26 AM
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22. Monday kick..
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