Hudson river ditching – January 15, 2009

Thanks to both Pierre, and Xavier who shared this link, you can see how the events unfolded, and how – thanks to the pilot Chesley « Sully » Sullenberg, the flight officer Jeffrey Skiles, and the air traffic controller’s self-control – the flight 1549 passengers remained unscathed: (you can read the radiocommunication transcript in the bottom right corner of the video hereafter)

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Aeroflot – Tupolev 154 to be replaced by A320

Russia’s Aeroflot retires legendary Tu-154 ‘Careless’

17:51 14/01/2010 Russia’s flagship carrier Aeroflot has finally taken the Tu-154M airliner (NATO reporting name Careless), out of service after decades in operation, the company said on Thursday.>>

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