Peter Hoskin

Grace under pressure | 6 February 2009

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The Flight 1549 story - the emergency landing into the Hudson river on 15 January - will never cease to amaze me.  And now the FAA releases audio tapes of the event that make it even more astonishing.  They're compelling listening, and I've embedded them below for CoffeeHousers to tune into on this weary Friday afternoon.  Captain Sullenberger's terse "We're gonna be in the Hudson..." (at the 1'57 mark) is just as cool as speech can get: