Crashing into Geese?

This just in from the Associated Press:

US Airways pilot off-aired the jetliner into the cold, frigid Hudson River this afternoon (Thursday 1-15-09) after hitting a flock of geese.

All 155 people on board are rescued and safe. We could want for a better result after such a catastrophe. Flight 1549 had just taken off from LaGuardia Airport to Charlotte, N.C. when the crashed happen in the river new 48th Street in midtown Manhattan.

Hear what this eyewitness said about the flight.

It took off @ 3:26PM and minutes later went down. Pilot told his passengers, “Prepare for impact!” I couldn’t image hearing that but you know I would prepare.  I would hope to not be so panicky as to draw a blank about the instructions from the flight attendant before take off.

Beside being cold and frightened and probably seeing your life flash in front of you, I would be glad to be alive.

Thank God these passengers and flight staff are just that.