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US Airways flight 1549

It didn’t take long for new and troubling questions to start popping up around “miraculous” US Airways flight 1549. Even the mainstream liberals at Talking Points Memo are saying that this one is “not to be believed“, and Josh Marshall has a point:

Every time I’ve boarded a plane over the years and gotten that speech about how, after the plane goes down in the ocean, we’ll grab our flotation seat cushions, walk down the aisle and hop into the inflatable boats, it’s always been with a mix of terror and gallows incredulity that I’ve thought to myself: “Right.” So when I saw this amazing turn of events, I started thinking: Has anyone ever pulled something like this off before? Last night on the local news, a reporter said this was the first time in the history of American aviation that a pilot (presumably of a large commercial craft) has ditched a plane in the water and escaped any fatalities.

What are the odds of birdstrike? What are the odds that one of the largest aircraft engines in the world could be disabled when jet engines are designed to chew up chickens like a Great Dane eating a mallomar? What are the odds of this happening twice? Where is the smoking gun goose? How likely is it for this to happen in January, when bird migration is most common between April and October? Isn’t “cruise missile” a much simpler and more likely explanation? The government has everything to lose and nothing to gain by revealing the real explanation.

Why would an Airbus crash less than 24 hours after Airbus overtook Boeing, the week of Obama’s inauguration, and four hours before George Bush’s final press conference? Why were there no Jews among the 155 passengers? Were they warned? What are the odds of this happening just off 50th street in Manhattan, two miles from Ground Zero? What are the odds that the pilot, Capt. Chesley Sullenberger, a forty year veteran of the government and military, would be the same person who designed the CRM procedures that would be used in this emergency?

And what about the crash itself? The “official story” says the plane’s engines went out over the Bronx. How did the plane get all the way over to the Hudson River? The glide ratio of an A320 at full speed is 20:1, the engines went out at 1000 meters. How did this plane make a wide circle around Manhattan and get all the way downtown? Why did the pilot discuss landing at La Guardia or Teterboro, then all radio transmissions stops without the pilot saying anything about ditching in the river? Why would they want to land in Teterboro, the airport where New York Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle took off from before crashing into an apartment in Manhattan on October 11, 2006 – the third Yankee player in the last three decades to die flying a plane?

What about the recovery? How did dozens of boats reach the plane so quickly – as if they were warned? Why are there no close-up photographs of the plane, only distant shots showing telltale photoshop artifacts? Why are they leaving the “black boxes” in the plane until it’s raised? Why are NYPD divers – not Navy, not Coast Guard, not NTSB – checking the wrecked plane? Is it because the NYPD deals not with disasters but with crime scenes? Why is Kathryn O. Higgins, the transportation board investigator, so flippant when she says, “The left engine is not there; it’s somewhere. We’ve got to go find that.” Why would she say this when both engines are missing? How could a force be so strong that it rips the engines off the plane but leaves the wings intact for passengers to walk on?

And what kind of sadistic demon would call the sound of crying children in the middle of an airplane crash “the best sound you can hear“? Isn’t that the sort of thing you’d expect Osama Bin Laden would say? I’ll tell you who: Vincent Lucante, a top-level “captain” of the New York Waterway, owned and operated by the same Port Authority that owned the World Trade Center before they “pulled it“. Ferry and air captains who have everything to gain from convincing commuters that ferries and planes are a much better transportation alternative to highways, especially overpasses, which are notoriously likely to be destroyed by gasoline tanker “fires”.

Other brave souls are beginning to see the light already. If this doesn’t convince the sheep that something stinks to high heaven I don’t know what will.

5-4=1 :: 1(54)9 → 119 → 911

Think about it.

8 Responses to “US Airways flight 1549”

  1. Matt Snyder Says:

    You are retarted. My Uncle works for the NTSB. He showed me pictures of bird residue from the left engine. I know, the birds were in on it too. -Get a life.

  2. Lisa Chabot Says:

    Is “bird residue” like “bird droppings”, or are we talking about the careless massacre of our avian brethren in the names of merely not having to walk our flabby asses to cross country destinations? Isn’t it true that most commercial air line pilots have either been in the military or know someone who has or who has enjoyed the carnivorous meals in other, perhaps “holiday”, contexts? Is “retarted” anything like “retarded”?

  3. Jerry Says:

    Matt, don’t get too upset. I’m pretty sure that this guy is onto something.

  4. Rob Says:

    Ok, Matt, “Isn’t “cruise missile” a much simpler and more likely explanation? The government has everything to lose and nothing to gain by revealing the real explanation.” This makes 9/11 conspiracy theories look like fantastic logic.

  5. Suzana Says:

    Ummm, I don’t think this is what you would call “satire”, people. The author is serious.

  6. John H Says:

    I think that the new advanced “micro cruise missile” (the Boeing CCM-120) was probably the real explanation. Author rightly alludes to Airbus Industrie overtaking Boeing and this was clearly designed to discredit AI.
    They had to use this tiny missile as even your average dim New Yorker might notice a full sized cruise missile hitting an aeroplane over New York.

    I heard from a friend whose relatives uncles pal works in the PA that the real reason it took so long to find the engine was because it blew off and actually landed in the Harlem River. Of course they claimed it was because of mud, murk etc.

    Suzana – the author is serious. Parodies of conspiracy theories by CT buffoons are nothing like this writing.

  7. Jim Says:

    Not taking a conspiratorial tact here, just asking two simple questions.

    How could flight 1549 spin counter-clockwise at the end of water-landing, when there was an engine still attached to the right wing, and no engine on the left wing? The drag from the right engine would force a clockwise spin throughout the landing once the plane hit water.

    How did the nose avoid any damage, when landing in water at 170mph?

  8. Formerastronaut Says:

    Are you for real? I mean, really? Is this whole blog just your lame joke? If it is, you’ve put way too much time and energy (obviously not thought though) in it for it to not be at all funny.

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