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Just in case. - Tina Marie's Ramblings
Red hair and black leather, my favorite colour scheme...
skywhisperer
skywhisperer
Just in case.
I can't imagine there is anyone on my friends list who has an interest in airplanes who hasn't seen this, but just in case:



It's more interesting to watch for what's not there. He told ATC what was going on, but clearly only as his lowest priority once it was clear they couldn't help. There was plenty of time for checklists, and an attempt at a restart, all without the plane ever wandering in altitude or heading. It really is an absolutely textbook model of a professionally handled emergency.
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ptomblin_lj From: ptomblin_lj Date: November 20th, 2009 09:35 pm (UTC) (Link)

I just noticed something

Near the start of the video, it says something like "At 15:25Z (3:25pm local)" - which of course is wrong - it was 20:25Z, or 15:25 local.
ptomblin_lj From: ptomblin_lj Date: November 20th, 2009 10:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm kind of surprised, actually, that they didn't slow down earlier. Right after they hit, they dove a bit to try to get to 300 knots because that's what the engine restart checklist said to do, but once they realized it they only slowed down to 200 knots. I think I would have slowed down to 160 or something like that and tried to keep some altitude. Towards the end they used that speed to zoom up from 200 feet to around 350, and then did the final approach at 160 or so.
skywhisperer From: skywhisperer Date: November 20th, 2009 10:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think they thought they were going to get the left restarted. It'll be interesting to see the final report with the engine teardowns - were they both damaged too badly to restart, or did they just not have enough time? Not particularly relevant, but interesting none the less.

It does amaze me after all these years that no one has figured out a way to keep birds out of engines. All the obvious solutions have obvious problems, but I can't believe there isn't a solution at all.

Maybe it was just the angles, but my mental picture of Teterboro was farther from the river then it looked in the video. But I have to admit the last time I flew down the Hudson was at least 4 years ago.
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