DO TAKE TIME to watch the latest re-creations of this white-knuckle flight, its long glide down and perfect landing by Captain Sully (aka Cactus) in the Hudson River last winter. Amazing. Professionalism, coolness exhibited by all. Still, only by the Grace of God.
The moral of the story: Life can change on a dime. And often does. In millisecond. For all of us. Everyday. Are we ready?
In watching this again, I notice how quickly the captain realized---almost within seconds of the strike-- the plane was going down in the Hudson even even though he briefly considered going back to LaGuardia. Cactus inquired less than a minute later about Teterboro, but there was never a question that the only sane option for him was to glide his plane down over water where there were no buildings to crash into and land on the river. A quick decision that worked out, to say the least.
Kas Osterbuhr, an engineer at K3 Resources, has taken all the data released by the NTSB and used it to create -- recreate, actually -- the entire incident with an obsessive dedication to accuracy, and in astonishing detail, too.
When you're done, head over to Osterbuhr's website to view all the different videos and graphics he's made, using the information released by the feds. H/T