2 monthes ago - By Slate
On Jan. 15, 2009, the crew of US Airways Flight 1549 experienced a never-in-a-lifetime event.
Just 98 seconds after takeoff, some Canada geese found their way into the airplane's two engines and brought them to a grinding halt. Over the next three and a half minutes, the crew managed to identify the problem, decide what to do about it, and execute what a former National Transportation Safety Board member called “the most successful ditching in aviation history.” How did the crew begin this historic performance? By uttering the same two words that most everyone comes up with in a moment of...
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