The Airbus A320 and the miracle on the Hudson

By The Helpful Engineer / On / In People & Media

I recently finished reading a book called ‘Fly by wire’ by William Langewiesche. It’s an enjoyable and easy read, despite some technical detail, about the events surrounding the crash landing of an Airbus A320 on the Hudson River, New York, in January 2009.

Back Ground. Shortly after taking off from LaGuardia in 2009, an Airbus A320 collided with a flock of Canadian geese. The plane lost all power from its two engines and made an extremely difficult emergency landing by gliding onto the Hudson River. All the 155 people on board the plane survived and the Pilot Chesley Sullenberger became an overnight hero.  The event itself became known as the ‘miracle on the Hudson’.

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