Saturday, January 17, 2009

Coast Guard video of US Airways Flight 1549 in ditch landing in the Hudson River

An extraordinary sight, Coast Guard surveillance video shot from the Jersey side of the Hudson River shows (at about the 2-minute mark), the aircraft coming in for a landing from the left side of the picture. Almost immediately, you can see people filing out onto the wings, and the camera zooms in on them. Shortly, a ferry boat makes its way toward the stricken plane from the Manhattan side.

A footnote: it's encouraging to know the Coast Guard is watching the harbor in real time.

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