Saturday, November 14, 2009

Great animation of the Hudson River aircraft crash

A Kansas City firm, Exosphere 3D, has produced a very useful animation of US Airways Flight 1549, which crash-landed in the Hudson River in New York City last January after suffering multiple bird-strikes following take-off.

US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River. (Image courtesy of Wikipedia.)

Amazingly, everyone on board survived, with only a few suffering minor injuries.

The animation covers the flight from take-off to crash-landing, and is very detailed, incorporating data from the aircraft, air traffic control, and a host of other sources. It's well worth watching if you're interested in aviation procedures - or even if you're just a concerned passenger on an aircraft from time to time!

Very impressive, and educational. Kudos to Exosphere 3D for producing this.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm curious to see how long it takes for syntheses like this to become standard procedure for crash investigations. They did what looks like a very thorough, transparent job of putting a lot of disparate data together.