That flight… it took how many minutes? July 2, 2016Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
I’m only being slightly facetious. The time from take off to impact with geese was three minutes. The time from impact to landing was also all of three minutes. Six minutes in total.
As Matthew Dessem on Slate.com notes:
….which leaves a lot of time for the film to fill—it looks like Eastwood will be filling it with the aftermath: Sullenberger’s PTSD symptoms and the subsequent FAA investigation into the crash.
Oddly, I mentioned this in passing a month or so back, when discussing the excellent Fly By Wire by William Langewiesche. It’s not a book, more an extended article and very interesting too. But there’s already been a number of efforts to engage visually with the incident – and I wouldn’t take anything away from the crew who did brilliantly. It is, for all that, a fascinating tale.