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Miracle On Hudson: US Airways Flight 1549 was a scheduled commercial passenger flight from New York City to Charlotte, North Carolina, that, on January 15, 2009, was successfully ditched in the Hudson River adjacent to Manhattan six minutes after departing from LaGuardia Airport.
While on its initial climb out, the Airbus A320 struck a flock of Canada Geese which resulted in an immediate and nearly complete loss of thrust from both engines. When the aircrew determined that the aircraft would be unable to safely reach any airfield from its location just northeast of the George Washington Bridge, they turned it southbound and glided over the river into which they ditched the airliner near the USS Intrepid Museum in midtown Manhattan about three minutes later. All 155 occupants safely evacuated the airliner, which was still virtually intact though partially submerged and slowly sinking. The occupants were quickly rescued by nearby watercraft.
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Mr. Kas Osterbuhr has logged approximately 1,000 hours total flight time (thru Mar ‘09). His pilot ratings include: Glider, Airplane (Single and Multi-Engine); Flight Instructor and Ground Instructor. Fulfilling his role as a pilot, he has acted as a flight instructor, test pilot and maintenance test pilot. He also holds Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic ratings and have worked with a diverse array of aircraft including fixed wing, gliders and helicopters. His skills are suited to sheet metal or composite aircraft and he has experience in the installation of a variety of avionics and electrical systems. In addition, he is an active instructor for the EAA SportAir series of weekend workshops for experimental aircraft builders.