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Next time someone complains

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Last Edited: January 16, 2009, 10:54 am

......about an older person winning the lottery, remember this photo.   If I take a flight, I want this man at the controls. 

 


http://www.newsday.com/media/photo/2009-01/44544102.jpg

Entry #177

Comments

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jarasanComment by jarasan - January 16, 2009, 11:36 am
He is a hero. All the passengers can be thankful for his military and 30+ years of piloting experience. This is what a cool head, quick thinking, training, and confidence accomplishes.

We can't forget the first responders, they also are heroes.

There are uncounted and unsung heroes working everday to keep us all safe, we never know of their work and sacrifice until a potential tragedy such as could have been, this brings to light their selfless dedication and love for their fellow man.

Thanks for posting this.
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susie545Comment by susie545 - January 16, 2009, 12:00 pm
this is a wow!
3.
TenajComment by Tenaj - January 16, 2009, 12:02 pm
Thank God for guiding the hands of the pilot and crew and ground staff for bringing everyone to safety.   It's the talk of the town here.

I had no idea how much damage the impact of a flock of geese can do to a plane until I saw the images of what just one bird can do.

It was truly "A Mirace on the Hudson"
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emilygComment by emilyg - January 16, 2009, 2:03 pm
A miracle.
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DelmarvaChickComment by DelmarvaChick - January 16, 2009, 6:30 pm
Well honestly you'd have to be a complete jerk to not want good things for a man who (1) saved 150-ish people and (2) went out of his way to make sure they all were safe. Walking up and down the aisles at least twice? Someone else could have been like "That's the flight attendant's job, I'm outta here".

I like feel-good stories like this...reminds me that the world isn't made up of as many jerks as 95% of the news stories would like for you to believe. I hope they keep reporting on it.
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truecriticComment by truecritic - January 16, 2009, 7:26 pm
"What's in your wallet?" Oh, let's see now..my Lottery Ticket and a picture of Captain Sullenberger...

Sorry, witchcraft made me say that.
:)
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ThinkComment by Think - January 16, 2009, 10:33 pm
Aha! So it was Canadian terrorists that took this plane down eh?

Captain Sullenberger deserves the honor of leading our invasion of Canada to root out those terrorists!!







;)
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jarasanComment by jarasan - January 16, 2009, 10:40 pm
Canadian geese love the good life of the Delmarva peninsula, for that matter they love open fields of amber waves of grain (gramma)...............time to celebrate the cooked goose............
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justxploringComment by justxploring - January 17, 2009, 3:46 am
I'm very happy everyone is safe, but I also feel really badly that so many birds are killed every year. This is very, very common.   Several million birds fly into cell phone towers too. I wish there was a way we could increase technology without hurting animals.

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