Harrowing

"Miracle on the Hudson"

"We've had a miracle on 34th Street—I believe now we've had a miracle on the Hudson," New York Governor David Paterson declared yesterday after all 155 passengers and crew were rescued from a U.S. Airways jet that crash landed in the Hudson River. The plane lost an engine when it hit a flock of geese shortly after takeoff. The National Transportation Safety Board has begun investigating what exactly took the plane down but their efforts have been stalled by the disappearance of one of the plane's engines. Divers are using sonar to try to find the engine this afternoon. The man of the hour is pilot Chelsey B. Sulberger III, “a respected authority on safety matters who has been a consultant to NASA and the National Transportation Safety Board,” according to the New York Post. Sulberger also “runs a company, Safety Reliability Methods Inc., that helps apply the safety techniques he's perfected to other industries,” so he can expect to make a bajilion dollars.