Today a totally spectacular emergency landing in NYC. A plane on it’s way to North Carolina from New York radioed the controllers and communicated that the plane was struck by birds twice and the pilot stated that he wanted to return to the airport. This flight was on a wing and a prayer at this point.
He never made it to the airport as he was forced to land the plane…in the Hudson river. With a splash reminiscent of a water park ride in overdrive the plane plowed a trough in the center of the river. All in all…there were over 150 people on that flight. The pilot landed that plane as if he was on a runway…only it wasn’t; it was the river said Robin Roberts who lives in an apartment near the site. She witnesses the landing and she described the scene for the news programs on ABC. She along with many others called in the incident to 911.
The rescue of over 150 people is indeed miraculous…through God’s will as well as the skill of the pilot, Chelsey Burnett Sullenberger III and the quick thinking of the ferries operators who immediately went to work rescuing travelors who were forced to stand out on the wings of the plane as it bobbed in water as freezing temperatures swirled around them.
It is a good day…all things worked together for good and allowed for nothing but amazement and a lot of celebration of joy tonight!