More About The US Airways Splash Landing

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:

• A new online game from allows you to try your hand at landing an aircraft in the Hudson, the Associated Press reports. (I sank it.)

• 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.


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