Michael JasonSmith (mpj17) wrote,
Michael JasonSmith

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US Airways Flight 1549

Two of my favourite columns on the Web are Patrick Smith's Ask the Pilot at Salon and Ben Goldacre's Bad Science at The Guardian. They are both written by experts in their respective fields, and both spend a lot of time commenting on the media.

When I heard about US Airways Flight 1549 landing in the Hudson I went to Ask the Pilot to help me figure out what had happened. It will be interesting to see how long it will take the rest of the media to pick up on what Patrick Smith (himself a commercial airline pilot) already knows: it was training rather than a miracle that brought the aircraft down safely, and there were two people flying the aircraft, not just one.

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