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January 16, 2009 - 9:31am

Emergency landing in the Hudson: Everyone aboard Flight 1549 is OK

posted by Philip Anselmo in state, emergency, Hudson River.

This is just one of those stories that everyone is talking about... A news search on Google for the emergency landing of US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River yesterday afternoon yields no less than 7,211 articles—and counting—on the story that have gone up in the past 18 hours. Most of you have likely heard the details by now: an emergency crash-landing of a passenger jet in the Hudson River after both engines burned out; a heroic pilot; a freezing river rescue; 155 people aboard and nobody seriously injured; and so on.

Already, not even a full day later, this story has become ... Someone has already posted a montage of images from the crash landing on YouTube set to synthesized 1980s disco rock. New media reactions on the instantaneous dissemination of cell phone photos via services such as Twitter are as frequent as traditional media coverage. Everyone has something to say about almost every aspect of the event. One religious publication urges: "Yesterday's amazing airplane rescue... provides spiritual ponderings," according to the Village Voice, in its cheeky roundup of some coverage on the fringe.

Here are some other headlines from stories out there right now:

How the Hudson River plane crash brought us together

Landing hailed as 'Miracle on the Hudson,' probe begins

How Birds Can Down a Jet Airplane

Passenger: 'It seemed like it lasted an eternity'

Breaking news from the office window

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odd, a half hour before plane splash landing, a LARGE flock of geese flew over my place heading towards Cincy. flyers beware.

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