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Questions tagged [us1549-accident]

The January 15, 2009 accident involving the ditching of US Airways flight 1549 on the Hudson River about 8.5 miles from LaGuardia Airport, New York City, after an almost complete loss of thrust in both engines following an encounter with a flock of birds.

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Where can I listen to the actual cockpit voice recorder audio from US Airways Flight 1549? [duplicate]

I have searched for the audio recorded on the CVR from the US Airways Flight 1549, but all clips and audios I found seems to be audio recorded from the flight control and not from microphones inside ...
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Is the NTSB hostile to pilots, as depicted in the movie 'Sully'?

This is based upon events portrayed in the movie Sully. If the film is taken at face value, what we basically see is a (fairly brazen) stitch-up attempt by the NTSB (National Transportation Safety ...
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Why is the Priority Takeover button used?

On the sidesticks of Airbus aircraft, there is a Priority Takeover button. Wikipedia has this to say: In typical Airbus side-stick implementations, the sticks are independent. The plane's computer ...
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Does the NTSB provide CVR audio recordings alongside transcripts in accident reports?

Reading the NTSB's accident report on US1549, there is a transcript of the CVR from page 149 onwards in the PDF (marked as page 130 on hardcopy). Small clips of the ATC/crew communications exist, but ...
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How are jet engines certified against birdstrikes?

I recall that during US1549's birdstrike incident that resulted in it landing on the Hudson, a large amount of migrating geese weighing upto 20lbs each were sucked into the A320's engines — far ...
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How, exactly, did US1549 land on the Hudson?

A comment by @AsheeshR says: The Hudson River Landing was due to a combination of piloting skill and an autopilot system that was engaged right till impact and kept the plane in a controlled ...