05 January 2012

Recreations of the Miracle on the Hudson Ditching

The following is on e of a series of simulations related to the ditching of US Airways Flight 1549, an Airbus A320, in the Hudson River in January 2009. The three dimensional recreations were largely based on publicly available data released by the NTSB during the course of the accident investigation, and includes transcripts of pilot and air traffic controller conversations.

Additional videos from this video's creator include alternative recreations of the accident, as well as a video depicting the bird flock that struck the aircraft.

Additional Resources
Jet airliner ditching events
AirSafe.com page on Flight 1549

03 January 2012

Post evacuation video from 2008 Iran Air crash

2 January 2008; Iran Air Fokker 100; Tehran, Iran: The aircraft was on a scheduled domestic flight from Tehran to Shiraz, Iran. The aircraft skidded off the runway during the takeoff attempt which was attempted in snowy conditions. There was reportedly landing gear damage and a post-crash fire, but all six crew members and 53 passengers were able to escape.
Because this event did not cause a passenger fatality, it is not counted as a fatal event as defined by AirSafe.com.

While the accident didn't result in fatalities, it is remarkable for a passenger video of what happened after the evacuation. Would you hang around a burning airplane as many of these passgeners decided to do? If you look closely, several passengers seemed to have taken their carry on bags as well.