The Pros And Cons Of USArlines Flight 1549

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It was a brisk January afternoon in Upper Manhattan, New York. Nothing out of the ordinary, until a commercial airliner lands… in the Hudson River. The plane had struck a flock of geese at 15,000 feet, disabling both engines. The pilot weighed his options, and decided to land his stricken jet in the Hudson. But was that the right choice-- to put passengers’ lives in danger? I think it was a good idea to crash in the Hudson River, because it could have gone a lot worse. On that fateful day, U.S Airways Flight 1549, an Airbus A320-214, was scheduled to depart from New York’s LaGuardia Airport. It’s destination was Charlotte Douglas International Airport in Charlotte, North Carolina. The captain was Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, and the First

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