Friday, January 16, 2009

Awesome Picture

Some damn lucky people there.

And some damn fine flying done by the pilot.

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Anonymous 29 and a day said...

what was that female PO's name that appeared at the Midway accident?

Was she on this plane??

be careful out there

1/16/2009 12:07:00 AM  
Anonymous dilligaf said...

The pilot deserves any and all praise, awards, etc. for what he and his co-pilot did to get the flock down safely. God bless y'all.

1/16/2009 12:12:00 AM  
Anonymous westside, inside do-nothing said...

"Anyone here speak jive?"

1/16/2009 12:17:00 AM  
Anonymous westside, inside do-nothing said...

"Say, Son, have you ever seen the inside of a cockpit?"

1/16/2009 12:18:00 AM  
Anonymous westside, inside do-nothing said...

"What's your vector, Victor?"

1/16/2009 12:19:00 AM  
Anonymous westside, inside do-nothing said...

"Have you ever seen a grown man naked?" (This one's for you, Keesing Bandit).

1/16/2009 12:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He managed the impossible today, and a lot of people owe him their lives. I hope he gets a book and a movie out of it and retires in the style he deserves.

"Sullenberger, who has flown for US Airways since 1980, flew F-4 fighter jets with the Air Force in the 1970s. He then served on a board that investigated aircraft accidents and participated later in several National Transportation Safety Board investigations." (FoxNews)

This guy trains people for crash landings. Couldn't have been a better guy in that cockpit today!

1/16/2009 12:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Boss, de plane, de plane." Ricardo would be proud.

1/16/2009 12:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw the news coverage. It's no less than a miracle.

God blessed the pilot and the passengers today.

1/16/2009 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, no.

You know who's going to show up in a closeup of this shot...

Any minute now.

1/16/2009 01:50:00 AM  
Anonymous A SCC SUPPORTER FROM CT said...

Listened To The Online feed Of NYPD ESD & Harbor & NYFD During The Rescue Operation.
AWESOME JOB Done By all, Rescues Like This With NO FATAL CASUALTIES Make The Job Worthwhile.

Your Right SCC

DAMN LUCKY!

1/16/2009 01:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i want that guy flying every plane im on..nice work

1/16/2009 03:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dick Daley should take Public Speaking Lessons from Mayor Bloomberg. Great job by all involved inthe rescue and The Pilot is an Angel.

1/16/2009 06:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As I watched this, I could only think what if that was here??? We'd have a boss on a segway doing circles looking like the robot from Lost in Space.... WARNING,WARNING... a mayor looking at what fines he could impose to the pilot and airline and boss after boss trying to get their mug on TV to take credit.
This pilot is a hero and what an incredible job by all NY responders. A perfect example of a good outcome when you don't have a bunch of idiots leading a dept.

1/16/2009 07:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

News reports said the plane hit a flock of Canadian geese. Probably sent to do their dirty work by Canadian extremists! Those are probably the same geese that take a big loose SHIT on my windshield several times a year!

They need a squad of police goose hunters with good long goose guns along the runway to blast the shit out of them goddamn shit-ass birds!

There has to be some coppers who would like to blow birds apart after work over a few brewskis.

1/16/2009 07:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

all agree great job by pilot and co-pilot

but

it's the flight attendents who actually deserve more credit than they got...none...they evacuate a downed plane as 1st responders, in cabin.

great job by ALL.

1/16/2009 08:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

put the female sgt., in a boat on the water....on the way to get a quick pixx..

1/16/2009 08:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where's that female sergeant for a photo op???

1/16/2009 08:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would like to buy that guy a drink. What a bad ass mo fo.

Cheers to the pilot and crew.

1/16/2009 08:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Roger......Roger........What's our vector Victor??......clearance....Clarence!!!! You like gladiator movies????

1/16/2009 09:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NIMS WORKS. IT WORKED>

If you take shit seriously in a emergency and you pay attention to the training that is given to you.

Is is what you end up with, a flawless operation.

That is pilot did his job and made the right choices.

1/16/2009 09:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Ro said...

God Bless the Pilot..OUTSTANDING JOB!!!This will be the miracle of the year...

1/16/2009 09:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come on SCC.... Where's Sgt Hitney!!!!!

1/16/2009 10:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where's Hitnney!????????????

1/16/2009 10:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Besides the wonderful flying, he stayed on the plane and refused to leave until everyone was off. He went back and checked twice just to be sure before he would leave. That's called pride and integrity, something some our elected officials, exempts, and fellow officers could learn from.
THere is a guy who deserves to wear a uniform, Jfed, Brust, Masters, etc.. take note you can't put on the patch and call yourself the police

1/16/2009 10:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know what else was great? All those boats rushing to the scene to assist. Some things in America are still the way they should be...

1/16/2009 10:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
"Boss, de plane, de plane." Ricardo would be proud.

1/16/2009 12:25:00 AM

Didn't Ricardo Montalban die yesterday?

1/16/2009 10:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The mayor had immediate awards for the emergency personnel that assisted in the rescue. If that was Chicago, awards would have been one year later. Training was mentioned numerous times. New York is actually prepared for diasters. What training does Chicago hold? We haven't prepared for any diaster. Training with CPD is horribly lacking. We have the talent, just lack competent leadership and routine training. Mayor was proud and I bet he did not complain about overtime.

1/16/2009 10:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

29 and a day said...
what was that female PO's name that appeared at the Midway accident?

Was she on this plane??

be careful out there

1/16/2009 12:07:00 AM

hitney now a clouted sgt!

1/16/2009 10:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My wife is a New Yorker. Whenever I go home with her, I end up talking with a few of our brothers from the big apple. Usually when I am on vacation, I lie and tell people I am an undertaker, end of story, but you understand. Not when I meet an NYPD in NYC. NYPD, PAPD, they are a class act, all around great bunch of individuals.

If they find out your CPD, you'll be lucky to get away from them in 20 minutes after talking shop.

Not only a great job by the pilot and crew, but did you notice from the news, the tour boats didn't wait for a call to get in the shit.

I am glad my first prayer was answered when I saw the news yesterday...God protect the people working the rescue...No injuries to them and a miraculous job by the crew.

Yesterday we saw people walking on water. It was a miracle !

1/16/2009 12:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DID YOU SEE THE INTERVIEW OF THE LAST SURVIVOR OUT OF THE PLANE. He basically stated that SOME people were acting like animals climbing over seats to get to the exits first.
Stating that alot (not all) of the passanegrs were shear panic, pushing & shoving to get out.
VERSES the official version which stated that everyone was calm & orderly evacuating the plane.
Nice Media spin.

1/16/2009 12:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd be surprised if he didn't have one from the old F-4 days, but he sure earned a Distinguished Flying Cross this time.

1/16/2009 12:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have clearance, Clarence!

Ted Striker: Surely you can't be serious.

Rumack: I am serious... and don't call me Shirley.

1/16/2009 12:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Script from AIRPLANE! said...

Rex Kramer: Our only hope is to build this man up. We gotta give him all the confidence we can.

Rex Kramer: Striker, have you ever flown a multi-engine plane before?

Ted Striker: No, never.

Rex Kramer: Shit! It's a God damn waste of time. There's no way he can land this plane!!!

.

1/16/2009 01:04:00 PM  
Anonymous script from AIRPLANE! said...

Rex Kramer: Striker, listen, and you listen close: flying a plane is no different than riding a bicycle, just a lot harder to put baseball cards in the spokes.

1/16/2009 01:26:00 PM  
Anonymous line from AIRPLANE! said...

Elaine Dickinson: There's no reason to become alarmed, and we hope you'll enjoy the rest of your flight. By the way, is there anyone on board who knows how to fly a plane?

1/16/2009 01:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the pilot looked at the co-pilot and said "what the flock is going on?"

1/16/2009 01:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Dirty Harry said...

who do i call to get the movie rights? Airport 2009!

1/16/2009 01:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Buy that pilot a beer.

1/16/2009 02:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quick, anybody got a fishn' pole?

1/16/2009 02:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SSC I HEARD SGT HITNEY BOARDED A PLANE TO NY LAST NIGHT ANY TRUTH, AND WHY WOULD SGT HITNEY BE GOING TO NEW YORK CITY?

1/16/2009 02:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is there such a thing as a "meritorious pilots license"? I think this pilot got his the old fashioned way and result is what you see. Maybe mayor shortshanks could learn from this?....no, I doubt he could.

1/16/2009 03:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OUR CLOUT HAPPY DEPT WOULD WATCH IT SINK WITH ALL HANDS ONBOARD!!! SEMPER FI

1/16/2009 03:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Man on the wing of my plane said...

And everybody thought Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds" was overreaching...

1/16/2009 03:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We need that cockpit crew to fly our ship we call the CPD.

1/16/2009 05:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If this happened here we would have the, Moe, Larry, Cheese response.

1/16/2009 05:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"SSC I HEARD SGT HITNEY BOARDED A PLANE TO NY LAST NIGHT ANY TRUTH, AND WHY WOULD SGT HITNEY BE GOING TO NEW YORK CITY?

1/16/2009 02:55:00 PM"


For the photo op.

1/16/2009 06:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why the hell can't we have bosses who display the calm professionalism, dedication to duty and profound humility and sense of duty as USAir Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger?

Why do we instead get narcissistic egomaniacs who are only interested in their own career? Why are we infected with political hacks whose only claim to their job is how swiftly they can kiss the ass of some politician?

Congratulations on a job well done Captain Sullenberger. I wish we had some like you around the CPD.

.

1/16/2009 06:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great work all around! But keep in mind that most of these passengers were regular commuters & frequent flyers. Which indicates good jobs, high income and education level, not to mention a higher than average intelligence level. That they did not panic is to their credit also. Compare that to some of the moronic collections of dolts we all have seen on flights out of O'Hare or Midway. What would our chances have been, even if John Glenn was piloting? Glub, glub, glub!

1/16/2009 07:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

"As I watched this, I could only think what if that was here??? We'd have a boss on a segway doing circles looking like the robot from Lost in Space.... WARNING,WARNING... a mayor looking at what fines he could impose to the pilot and airline and boss after boss trying to get their mug on TV to take credit."

1/16/2009 07:17:00 AM

I wish I wasn't eating while reading this because it's hard to eat while LMAO : )

1/16/2009 07:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't that Hitney bobbing up and down in the frigid water?

1/16/2009 07:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was fully expecting to see PITA picketing in front of US Airways headquarters today ; )

1/16/2009 07:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No one died in this plane accident. No reason to post the goof's picture. We have a hero.

1/16/2009 08:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

surely you must be joking.... no, im not..and dont call me shirley.

1/16/2009 08:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DID YOU SEE THE INTERVIEW OF THE LAST SURVIVOR OUT OF THE PLANE. He basically stated that SOME people were acting like animals climbing over seats to get to the exits first.
Stating that alot (not all) of the passanegrs were shear panic, pushing & shoving to get out.
VERSES the official version which stated that everyone was calm & orderly evacuating the plane.
Nice Media spin.
1/16/2009 12:11:00 PM
the article in the scum times online said at first people had panicked but a few passengers stepped up and took control and ensured everyone got off...

1/16/2009 09:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
"Boss, de plane, de plane." Ricardo would be proud.

1/16/2009 12:25:00 AM

Didn't Ricardo Montalban die yesterday?

1/16/2009 10:36:00 AM

Yes, R.I.P.
and so did Patrick McGoohan, Age 80

A.K.A. Longshanks, "Arrows cost money, the dead cost us nothing."
(Similar to the phlisophy of Shortshanks.)

and Secret Agent, "There givin' you a number and takin' away your name."

and The Prisoner,
"I am not a number, I'm a free man!"

1/16/2009 10:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From CNN.com:

It was far from just another day in New York, a city that has experienced its fair share of emergency calls.

"It was like a movie set," said Tom Sullivan of Firefighter Marine Company 1. "We're at a Marine base, over a computer. Printout says 'Plane crash. Hudson River, over 15th Street.' "

Sullivan rushed to the scene and began working on transporting some of the 155 passengers on US Airways Flight 1549, many of them displaying signs of distress.

"I said 'Welcome to New York,' and a couple of them cracked a smile," he said. "They were just glad to be warm and dry."
---


Ah the humor of some of NYFD's finest; he should have said "Welcome BACK to New York."

-

1/16/2009 10:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The aviator of this aircraft did a heroic job.

Driving back from a road trip in Minnesooota (colder then a Witches tit and making it seem like a heat wave down here when I got back) as I was driving I listened to the coverage of the incidrnt just after it happened and as the rado station was taking calls from first responders and others some dolt who called into the radio station and identified himself as a "pilot" said landing in the Hudson under such circumstances was no big deal, that they train for it and it's not technically
"ditching", as ditching is on land and landing on water is much easier.

What a crock of shit.

Loss of power like that you can have miles of fucking bubble wrap below you, miles thick, and you can still shit your pants.

This guy "Sulli" kept his asshole tight, kept his presence of mind, and saved a lot of lives.

Snifter clink to the First Officer!!

Buck Naked
(not a cop)

1/16/2009 10:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do I see Sgt. Hitney standing on the wing?

1/16/2009 10:50:00 PM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

"....have you ever seen a grown man naked...."

I do love watching them grow.

Now, kees me you fool!!!!

1/16/2009 11:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Outstanding job by the capt "Sully" and all first responders, especially the civilian boat operators!
Wish things could go over so well here in Shitcago!

1/17/2009 01:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember that if something like that happened here...

our Mayor Shortshit tore up Meigs Field...and sent the Coast Guard Helicopter Unit packing to Michigan.

But, if your plane goes down in the lake, do not worry, we will get an event number.

1/17/2009 05:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah 121, the (CPD) chopper is RDO, we'll call park district security. We'll also call 190, he has a rope in the trunk.
And 121, call operations command ASAP.

1/17/2009 07:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There was an article in the Tribune about the "Miracle on the Hudson." people are very quick these days to attribute any unique or unusual happening to God and to call it a "miracle." Some hillbilly drops their toast ont he floor and sees the face of jesus in it when they pick it up (5 second rule) and pronounces it "A Miracle!"

A miracle would be if I were on the next Sgt's promotional notice.

A miracle also would be if that plane was just about to touch down on the water and then instantly was touching down on the runway back at LaGuardia and the image of Jesus Christ was seen smiling benevolently in a cloud in the sky.

This was a combination of many things that all added up to a successful outcome of a plane crash with no loss of life. A very fortunate turn of events but one that was lead by one very experienced and professional pilot who did exactly the right thing because he had trained for this exact moment his whole life.

The miracle occurred at the moment of birth of that pilot, not the other day in the Hudson River.

.

1/17/2009 09:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read that passengers in the rear of the plane did try to open the rear doors but could not. Good thing because the plane would have sunk very quickly.

I read also that some passengers were crawling over seats and other passengers to get to those doors. That is to be expected in a panic life or death situation.

I always sit close to a door when flying commercial. People will be going nuts and stampeding to the door in an emergency. Those airline doors open in so if a crowd is up against them... Oh well. It's up to the 1st one there to muscle the door open and help keep calm and get people out smoothly.

1/17/2009 09:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IF THIS HAPPENED HERE DALEY WOULD HAVE TAXED/FINED THE PILOT FOR USE OF THE WATERWAYS, CHARGED THE PASSENGERS FOR TRANSPORTATION AND IMPOUNDED THE PLANE FOR FLYING TO CLOSE TO THE "BEAN".

1/17/2009 10:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I were Captain Sulli, I would immidetly retire from piloting, buy myself a shotgun appropriate for hunting geese, about a zillion shotgun shells and have at it. Sweet revenge!

1/17/2009 02:03:00 PM  
Anonymous auto pilot in airplane said...

Hurry we have to blow the pilot!!!:)

1/17/2009 03:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There has to be some coppers who would like to blow birds... after ...a few brewskis.

1/16/2009 07:56:00 AM

There aren't enough brewskis for me to do something like that.

1/17/2009 05:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We need to get to the hospital! The hospital? Why? What is it?
Well it's a large building with windows and doctors but that's not important right now.

1/18/2009 10:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We need to get this man to the hospital! Why what is it? I can't tell. You can tell me , I am a doctor!

1/18/2009 10:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jive Dude: 'S'mofo butter layin' me to da' BONE! Jackin' me up... tight me!
Randy: I'm sorry, I don't understand.
Jive Dude: Cutty say 'e can't HANG!
Jive Lady: Oh stewardess! I speak jive.
Randy: Oh, good.
Jive Lady: He said that he's in great pain and he wants to know if you can help him.
Randy: All right. Would you tell him to just relax and I'll be back as soon as I can with some medicine?
Jive Lady: Jus' hang loose, blood. She gonna catch ya up on da' rebound on da' med side.
Jive Dude: What it is, big mama? My mama no raise no dummies. I dug her rap!
Jive Lady: Cut me some slack, Jack! Chump don' want no help, chump don't GET da' help!
Jive Dude: Say 'e can't hang, say seven up!
Jive Lady: Jive ass dude don't got no brains anyhow! Hmmph!

1/18/2009 10:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue.

1/18/2009 10:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's no reason to become alarmed, and we hope you'll enjoy the rest of your flight. By the way, is there anyone on board who knows how to fly a plane?

1/18/2009 10:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Supt Weis, wanting to deflect from his shockingly poor first year of leading the troops on the Chicago Police Dept., took the opportunity to photograph a graduating class of police recruits after a plane safely crash-landed into the Chicago River today. While CPD supervisors scurried in haphazard directions, shouting incoherently at officers. Firefighters and officers able to slip away from supervisors were able to assist with the rescue of all on board. The Supt refused to pose for the picture as both he and his cat are scared of water.

1/19/2009 11:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did anyone notice but me that those people appear to be walking on water?

1/21/2009 08:08:00 PM  

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