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Fly by Wire: The Geese, the Glide, the "Miracle" on the Hudson (Playaway Adult Nonfiction)

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Synopsis:

On January 15, 2009, a US Airways Airbus A320 had just taken off from LaGuardia Airport in New York when a flock of Canada Geese collided with it, destroying both of its engines. Over the next three minutes, the plane's pilot, Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, managed to glide it to a safe landing in the Hudson River. It was an instant media sensation---the "Miracle on the Hudson"---and Captain Sully was the hero. But how much of the success of this dramatic landing can actually be credited to the genius of the pilot? To what extent is the "miracle" on the Hudson the result of extraordinary---but not widely known, and in some cases quite controversial---advances in aviation and computer technology over the past twenty years?

Product Details

ISBN:
9781615873654
Publisher:
Findaway World
Subject:
Aviation - History
Read by:
Drummond, David
Read:
Drummond, David
Author:
Langewiesche, William
Subject:
Aviation - General
Series:
Playaway Adult Nonfiction
Publication Date:
20100331
Binding:
PRE-RECORDED AUDIO PLAYER
Language:
English
Dimensions:
7.08x5.06x.77 in. .42 lbs.
Media Run Time:
360

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Fly by Wire: The Geese, the Glide, the "Miracle" on the Hudson (Playaway Adult Nonfiction)
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"Synopsis" by , On January 15, 2009, a US Airways Airbus A320 had just taken off from LaGuardia Airport in New York when a flock of Canada Geese collided with it, destroying both of its engines. Over the next three minutes, the plane's pilot, Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, managed to glide it to a safe landing in the Hudson River. It was an instant media sensation---the "Miracle on the Hudson"---and Captain Sully was the hero. But how much of the success of this dramatic landing can actually be credited to the genius of the pilot? To what extent is the "miracle" on the Hudson the result of extraordinary---but not widely known, and in some cases quite controversial---advances in aviation and computer technology over the past twenty years?
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