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Old 08-08-2009, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Long Island/NYC
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Nine people are presumed dead.

9 Feared Dead After Chopper, Small Plane Collide Over New York's Hudson River - Local News | News Articles | National News | US News - FOXNews.com

It seems like aviation accidents are becoming more common, especially around NYC, this is a sad story.
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Old 08-08-2009, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Bay Ridge, NY
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Nine people are presumed dead.

9 Feared Dead After Chopper, Small Plane Collide Over New York's Hudson River - Local News | News Articles | National News | US News - FOXNews.com

It seems like aviation accidents are becoming more common, especially around NYC, this is a sad story.
Yea, especially with smaller vehicles.. makes me a little afraid to even go into one. Normal-sized planes from airports don't seem to be having as many accidents.
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Old 08-08-2009, 07:26 PM
 
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I really don't get the doom and gloom of "aviation is unsafe". General aviation accidents (such as this one) are unfortunately relatively common events - they just don't happen over the Hudson where a "miracle" occurred earlier this year (I attribute the "miracle" to luck and skill). This page (http://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/AccList.asp?month=7&year=2009 - broken link) lists the reportable aviation accidents that occurred in July alone. There's quite a number there, eh?
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Old 08-08-2009, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Long Island/NYC
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I thought they had radars for all planes and helicopters, I heard the plane rear-ended the helicopter.
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Old 08-08-2009, 11:04 PM
 
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Nope, I'm not a pilot, but the Hudson below 1100 feet is a VFR corridor - similar to say the BQE. See and be seen. You don't have radar on the BQE, do you (I wouldn't know since I don't own a car )?
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Old 08-08-2009, 11:26 PM
 
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News update: 3 dead, 6 survived!
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Old 08-09-2009, 01:31 AM
 
Location: Long Island/NYC
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News update: 3 dead, 6 survived!
That's good because they originally said that all 9 died, but it's still very sad that 3 died.
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Old 08-09-2009, 01:34 AM
 
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Nope, I'm not a pilot, but the Hudson below 1100 feet is a VFR corridor - similar to say the BQE. See and be seen. You don't have radar on the BQE, do you (I wouldn't know since I don't own a car )?
That's scary because I assume that there's a lot of vehicles that fly lower than 1,100 feet, it's unfortunate that this had to happen, they should do something about it now so it never happens again.
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Old 08-09-2009, 04:58 AM
 
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News update: 3 dead, 6 survived!
Nobody ever said six survived. They're looking for the other six bodies.

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Old 08-09-2009, 10:24 AM
 
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Some Canadian tourist captured the crash on camera (photograph). It's on Foxnews.com.
Those pictures made me sick and sad. What made me sick even more was the interview of 1 of the 3 Canadian eyewitnesses - the old lady apparently was happy to be on TV and said something like, "Oh I am so glad we are not on that plane" with a big smile on her face the whole time. Come on!!!!
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