Miracle on the Hudson

In this heart-stopping tale, the passengers of the Hudson River crash landing evoke in compelling detail the terrifying explosion as both engines were destroyed, the violent landing on the river, and the thrill of their rescue from the ...

Miracle on the Hudson

In this heart-stopping tale, the passengers of the Hudson River crash landing evoke in compelling detail the terrifying explosion as both engines were destroyed, the violent landing on the river, and the thrill of their rescue from the wings and from rafts. Jay McDonald, a thirty-nine-year-old software developer, had survived brain-tumor surgery just two years earlier and now faced the unimaginable. Tracey Wolsko, a nervous flier, suddenly became other people’s rock: “Just pray. It’s going to be all right.” As the plane started sinking, Lucille Palmer, eighty-five, told her daughter to save herself: “Just leave me!” Featuring moments of chaos and stoicism, fortuitous mistakes and quick instincts, Miracle on the Hudson is the chronicle of one of the most phenomenal stories of recent years, one that could have been a nightmare and instead became a stirring narrative of heroism and hope.

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Miracle on the Hudson
Language: en
Pages: 254
Authors: The Survivors Of Flight 1549
Categories: Transportation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010 - Publisher: Ballantine Books

In this heart-stopping tale, the passengers of the Hudson River crash landing evoke in compelling detail the terrifying explosion as both engines were destroyed, the violent landing on the river, and the thrill of their rescue from the wings and from rafts. Jay McDonald, a thirty-nine-year-old software developer, had survived
Miracle on the Hudson
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: The Survivors of Flight 1549, William Prochnau, Laura Parker
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-10-20 - Publisher: Ballantine Books

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The Checklist Manifesto
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Atul Gawande
Categories: Medical
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-04-01 - Publisher: Metropolitan Books

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Human-in-the-Loop
Language: en
Pages: 225
Authors: Ephraim Suhir
Categories: Mathematics
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Improvements in safety in the air and in space can be achieved through better ergonomics, better work environments, and other efforts of traditional avionic psychology that directly affect human behaviors and performance. Not limited to just the aerospace field, this book discusses adaptive probabilistic predictive modeling in human-in-the-loop situations and
One on the Ground: The Story of One Family Before, During, and After Continental Flight 3407 Crashed into their Home
Language: en
Pages: 366
Authors: Karen Wielinski
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-03-06 - Publisher: Librastream

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