Haven’t heard, read and seen enough about the heroic miracle “splash landing” of US Airways Flight 1549 on the Hudson River? Well, you’re in luck because there is definitely more:
• An American Airlines pilot who was flying as a passenger gives an interesting and clinically observant perspective on the event, republished on the Dallas Morning News’ Airline Biz Blog.
• American Airlines has restricted capacity on some 767s as it adds more life rafts to avoid an unfortunate Titanic effect, the AP also reports.
• US Airways is giving all the passengers aboard that flight one year of tippy-top elite status, the New York Post reports. The passengers don’t seem all that impressed.
• An interview with Capt. Chesley B. Sullenberger and the rest of the crew will be broadcast Feb. 8 on 60 Minutes, according to CBS News.
• At least one regional airline reportedly believes flight crews should clean up the mess when they get bird guts on the windshield, according to a review of bird-strike incidents by the AP.
• Bill O’Reilly does not seem convinced that the birds acted alone.