Failure Analysis Video: U.S. Airways Flight 1549


I’ve seen a lot of computer generated failure analysis videos over the years, but this CGI video of the 1549 bird strike and Hudson landing is the best I’ve seen by far. It includes the actual control tower and cockpit conversations; as audio when available, and as a transcript when not. Just spec-freaking-tacular. Read the article first!

You’ll have to watch multiple times to get everything said in the cockpit, even after the setup by the article. Just an awesome job.

6 Responses to “Failure Analysis Video: U.S. Airways Flight 1549”

  1. 1.6 Says:

    Feels like you’re there.

  2. bingbing Says:

    I didn’t realise, until now, that it was actually Christian Bale in the control tower.

    • Angus Dei Says:

      LOL! Brilliant!

  3. bingbing Says:

    Ironic, too, that Sully noted how beautiful the Hudson was looking.

  4. eggz Says:

    Fantastic effort by the pilot, IMHO …

    Birdstrike at 5,000 ft FFS??!

    • boy on a bike Says:

      They fly higher, thanks to global warming.


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