I think the pilots knew what they were going to do and ignored suggestions to look for an airport. As it turned out, they had just time enough to do exactly what they did. Bravo.
This still amazes me. Absolutely amazing.
lone wolf I was thinking the same, the pilot is so calm on the recording, you would never know anything was wrong. Amazing!
Thanks for the video Juan - Capt. Sullenberger (?) had nerves of steel - no matter how many times they rehearsed the drill....
Why can't they come up with some kind of screening for birdstrikes on the turbines?
Would it compromise the engines? There seem to be so many accidents caused by birds....
I wonder if he is back flying yet.
I don't know what drill they actually rehearsed, I sometimes think I worked for the only company that actually trained for a landing after a total power loss. It always came as a surprise, you had to identify that it was a multiple flameout, (not an electrical failure) there were memory actions to be completed, and the simulator was programmed so you could not get a relight and had to deadstick to a successful landing on the confines of the pavement you were aiming for, (BTW contrary to popular belief, commercial jetliners do glide quite well).
As for question one/two; a screen would never be strong enough, plus it would be highly conducive to icing, an even worse threat. There could be ways to deflect birds away from the engine, but no one has come up with anything practical yet, so we have to rely on the strength and integrity of titanium blades, these things can take a lot of abuse, but only to a point.
Wondering? Hell, if I had Million $$$ +++ book deals I'd hang up my wings in a New York minute.
Nope, I'd be fixin' ta jest buys me a regular one, if there's any still left alive fer buyin'. Turbo's is ok, but there's nuthin' like the sound of one of them PW R1340 reciprocatin' round engines.
While what Capt. Sully accomplished was acceptional, and I by no means wish to steal his thunder, we shouldn't forget the crew of Air Canada Flight 143, a B-767which landed in Gimli after fuel exhaustion, and that of Air Transat Flight 236, an A-330 which did likewise in the Azores. I don't think they got book deals, and I can be certain their names are hardly known outside the industry. Maybe because they're Canadian, eh?